WSR 05-19-119

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)

[ Filed September 20, 2005, 4:20 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: The Division of Child Support (DCS) is proposing new sections and/or amendments in chapter 388-14A WAC: Amending WAC 388-14A-4605 Whose picture can go on the division of child support's DCS most wanted internet site?, to clarify that the custodial parent must have an open child support case in order to request that DCS post the noncustodial parent's picture to the most wanted web site. DCS will add other amendments or new sections as necessary to update or clarify the rules regarding the most wanted web site.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 26.23.120(2) and 74.08.090.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: DCS seeks to clarify the rules on which parents' photographs may be posed to the DCS most wanted web site, and to clarify the process to request that a noncustodial parent be posed on the site.

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/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 nkoptur@dshs.wa.gov, toll-free 1-800-457-6202, fax (360) 664-5055, TTY/TDD (360) 664-5011.

September 19, 2005

Andy Fernando, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

Washington State Code Reviser's Office