WSR 08-05-044

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Children's Administration)

[ Filed February 13, 2008, 3:07 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Update chapter 388-25 WAC and add a new subdivision entitled financial support of foster children.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.08.090.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The amended and updated rules will establish, aid, explain and strengthen services provided by the department and its partners for the protection and care of children needing out-of-home placement.

Process for Developing New Rule: Negotiated rule making, 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 Carrie Kendig, Department of Social and Health Services, Permanency/Placement Services, P.O. Box 45710, Olympia, WA 98504-5710, phone (360) 902-7568, fax (360) 902-7903, e-mail cken300@dshs.wa.gov.

February 13, 2008

Stephanie E. Schiller

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office