SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Disability Services Administration)
Effective Date of Rule: Immediately.
Purpose: The department is combining three family support programs into one individual and family services program as directed by the legislature into new sections in chapter 388-832 WAC, WAC 388-832-0001 through 388-832-0470.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 71A.12.030, 71A.12.040.
Other Authority: 2SSB 5467.
Under RCW 34.05.350 the agency for good cause finds that state or federal law or federal rule or a federal deadline for state receipt of federal funds requires immediate adoption of a rule.
Reasons for this Finding: 2SSB 5467, as amended by the house, directs the department to create the individual and family services program for persons with developmental disabilities by July 1, 2007. A preproposal statement of inquiry (CR-101) was filed as WSR 07-10-018 on April 20, 2007. At that time, the department proposed amending chapter 388-825 WAC but has since decided that a new chapter is required, due to the length of the new rules. This emergency rule extends the emergency rule filed as WSR 07-22-019 while the department obtains input and feedback from the affected stakeholders. The final rules will be proposed by March 31, 2008.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 90, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 90, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Date Adopted: February 14, 2008.
Stephanie E. Schiller
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