WSR 07-14-098

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)

[ Filed June 30, 2007, 10:45 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 388-406-0005 Can I apply for cash, medical, or Basic Food?

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, 74.08.060, 74.08.090, 74.09.555.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The amendments are necessary to allow applications for youth prior to release from confinement as required by chapter 359, Laws of 2007, signed by Governor Christine O. Gregoire on May 8, 2007.

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 Logan MacGregor, Program Manager, Division of Employment and Assistance Programs, P.O. Box 45470, Olympia, WA 98504-5470, phone (360) 725-4605, fax (360) 413-3493, e-mail macgrld@dshs.wa.gov.

June 30, 2007

Stephanie E. Schiller

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office