PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)
Subject of Possible Rule Making: New sections and/or amendments in chapter 388-14A WAC, particularly amendments to WAC 388-14A-3350 Are there any limits on how much back support the division of child support can seek to establish?, and 388-14A-2005 When does an application for public assistance automatically become an application for support enforcement services? and possibly other sections as required.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.08.090, 74.20A.055, 74.20A.310.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The Division of Child Support (DCS) seeks to clarify when a claim for child support starts as a result of the family receiving Medicaid or medical-only assistance.
Process for Developing New Rule: DCS engages in modified collaborative rule making. Those persons wishing to participate in developing the new rules are encouraged to contact Nancy Koptur at the DSHS Division of Child Support (DCS) headquarters as soon as possible. DCS will post information regarding this rule development project and others on its web site, which can be found at www.wa.gov/dshs/dcs, or on the DSHS Economic Services Administration's policy review web site, which can be found at http://www1.dshs.wa.gov/esa/extpolicy/. DSHS/DCS encourages the public to take part in developing the rules. After the rules are drafted, DSHS will file a copy with the Office of the Code Reviser with a notice of proposed rule making, and will send a copy to everyone currently on the mailing list and to anyone else who requests a copy.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Nancy Koptur, DCS Rules Coordinator, Division of Child Support, P.O. Box 9162, Mailstop 45860, Olympia, WA 98507-9162, phone (360) 664-5065, e-mail email@example.com, toll-free 1-800-457-6202, fax (360) 664-5055, TTY/TDD (360) 664-5011.
August 18, 2005
Andy Fernando, Manager
Rules and Policies Assistance Unit