WSR 07-17-113

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Disability Services Administration)

[ Filed August 17, 2007, 10:54 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is repealing all sections in chapter 388-853 WAC, Costs of care of mentally deficient persons residing in state institutions.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 71A.12.030.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department is repealing all the sections in chapter 388-853 WAC. The chapter has been replaced by chapter 388-835 WAC.

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

Process for Developing New Rule: The department welcomes the public to participate in the development of these rules. At a later date, the department will publish proposed rules for public comment, and a public hearing will be held before the rules are permanently repealed.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Steve Brink, Program Manager, Division of Developmental Disabilities, P.O. Box 45310, Olympia, WA 98504-5310, phone (360) 725-3416, fax (360) 407-0955, e-mail brinksc@dshs.wa.gov.

August 17, 2007

Stephanie E. Schiller

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office