PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Special Commitment Center)
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is amending WAC 388-885-005 Purpose, 388-885-010 Definitions, 388-885-015 Limitations of funds, 388-885-020 Maximum allowable reimbursement for civil commitment costs, 388-885-025 Billing procedures, 388-885-030 Exceptions, and 388-885-035 Effective date and related rules as required.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 71.09 RCW and RCW 72.01.090.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: These existing rules require updating to better reflect current practices as they relate to the reimbursement of local agencies for their costs associated with the civil commitment process of sexually violent predators.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: There are no federal or state agencies other than the special commitment center that regulate the subject of these WACs.
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 Davis, Policy and Performance Administrator, DSHS Special Commitment Center W27-22, P.O. Box 88450, Steilacoom, WA 98388-0646, phone (253) 617-6283, fax (253) 589-6228, e-mail DavisMF@dshs.wa.gov.
December 7, 2007
Stephanie E. Schiller