WSR 08-05-045

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Children's Administration)

[ Filed February 13, 2008, 3:10 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Create a new WAC for guardianship subsidies in chapter 388-27 WAC.

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: No rules currently exist governing guardianship subsidy. Rules will provide clarity and guidance to persons receiving guardianship subsidy.

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 Lonnie Locke, Department of Social and Health Services, Permanency/Placement Services, P.O. Box 45713, Olympia, WA 98504-5713, phone (360) 902-7932, fax (360) 902-7903, e-mail lolo300@dshs.wa.gov.

February 13, 2008

Stephanie E. Schiller

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office