WSR 06-20-073

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)

[ Filed September 29, 2006, 2:52 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 388-428-0010 Request for address disclosure by a parent when a child is living with a nonparental caretaker; 388-454-0025 The department notifies a child's parent when we approve assistance and the child is living with someone other than their parent; and related WAC governing the requirement to notify parents when a child is out of the home.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 13.32A.082, 13.32A.090, chapter 74.12 RCW, 74.04.050, and 74.08.090.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: WACs governing the notification to parents of the whereabouts of their children need to be changed to comply with the requirements of RCW in a manner which recognizes the rights of the parents and maintains the safety of children.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: DSHS welcomes the public to take part in developing the rules. Anyone interested should contact the staff person identified below. At a later date, DSHS will file a proposal with the office of the code reviser with a notice of proposed rule making. A copy of the proposal will be sent to everyone on the mailing list and to anyone 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 Tom Berry, Policy Analyst, Division of Employment and Assistance Programs, P.O. Box 45470, Olympia, WA 98504-5470, phone (360) 725-4617, fax (360) 493-3493, e-mail berrytj@dshs.wa.gov.

September 29, 2006

Andy Fernando, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

Washington State Code Reviser's Office