WSR 08-05-043

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Children's Administration)

[ Filed February 13, 2008, 3:06 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is amending WAC 388-32-0020 What is the purpose of the family reconciliation services program?, 388-32-0025 Who may receive FRS services?, and 388-32-0030 What FRS services does the department provide?

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 13.32A.040, 74.13.031, and 74.08.090.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department is amending these rules to reflect efforts to best serve the needs of families served by children's administration (CA). These changes will support access to appropriate services for families with adolescents across programs in the children's administration and to increase the consistency in the manner services are offered across regions.

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 Tim Kelly, Children's Administration, P.O. Box 45710, Olympia, WA 98504-5710, phone (360) 902-7772, fax (360) 902-7903, e-mail ketd300@dshs.wa.gov.

February 13, 2008

Stephanie E. Schiller

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office