WSR 07-14-081

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Disability Services Administration)

[ Filed June 29, 2007, 1:23 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is amending this rule to incorporate the individual and family services assessment algorithm into chapter 388-828 WAC, the division of developmental disabilities (DDD) assessment.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 71A.12.030, 71A.12.040; chapter 283, Laws of 2007 (2SSB 5467); section 205(3), chapter 522, Laws of 2007 (SHB 1128).

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department is combining three family support programs into one individual and family services program as directed by the legislature.

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 Mark Eliason, Program Manager, Division of Developmental Disabilities, P.O. Box 45310, Olympia, WA 98504-5310, phone (360) 725-2517, fax (360) 407-0955, e-mail eliasmr@dshs.wa.gov.

June 29, 2007

Stephanie E. Schiller

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office