SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Disability Services Administration)
Effective Date of Rule: Immediately.
Purpose: The department is combining three family support programs into one individual and family services program as directed by the legislature into new sections in chapter 388-832 WAC.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 71A.12.030, 71A.12.040.
Other Authority: 2SSB 5467.
Under RCW 34.05.350 the agency for good cause finds that state or federal law or federal rule or a federal deadline for state receipt of federal funds requires immediate adoption of a rule.
Reasons for this Finding: 2SSB 5467, as amended by the house, directs the department to create the individual and family services program for persons with developmental disabilities by July 1, 2007. A preproposal statement of inquiry (CR-101) was filed as WSR 07-10-018 on April 20, 2007. At that time, the department proposed amending chapter 388-825 WAC but has since decided that a new chapter is required, due to the length of the new rules. This emergency rule extends the emergency rule filed as WSR 07-14-071 while the department obtains input and feedback from the affected stakeholders.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 91, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 91, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 91, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Date Adopted: October 23, 2007.
Stephanie E. Schiller
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