WSR 08-01-107

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Health and Recovery Services Administration)

(Mental Health Division)

[ Filed December 18, 2007, 11:26 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 388-865 WAC, Community mental health.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 71.05.560, 71.024.035 [71.24.035], 71.34.380, and 74.08.090.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The mental health division is codifying its policy on how it administers community mental health services in the event of a nonparticipating regional support network.

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 invites the interested public to review and provide input on the draft language of this rule. Draft material and information about how to participate may be obtained from the department representative listed below. At a later date, the department of social and health services 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 Kevin Sullivan, P.O. Box 45504, Olympia, WA 98504-5504, phone (360) 902-0836, fax (360) 586-9727, TTY 1-800-848-5429, e-mail sullikm@dshs.wa.gov.

December 17, 2007

Stephanie E. Schiller

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office