WSR 08-06-086

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Children's Administration)

[ Filed March 5, 2008, 8:39 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is amending chapter 388-61A WAC, Shelters for victims of domestic violence.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 70.123.030(1) and 70.123.040(1).

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Revisions to chapter 388-61A WAC are intended to update or delete outdated sections, and develop new sections specifically covering nonresidential services provided by emergency shelter contractors.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: We will consult with the department of health, the attorney general's office, and other individuals and organizations having experience and knowledge of the problems affecting victims of domestic violence in the review and revision of these rules.

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 Susan Hannibal, DSHS Program Manager, DSHS/Children's Administration, 4045 Delridge Way S.W., Room 200, Seattle, WA 98106, phone (206) 923-4910, fax (206) 923-4899, e-mail hsus300@dshs.wa.gov. Interested individuals and organizations will have an opportunity to review and comment on the proposed rules in writing, by electronic mail, telephone, and to offer testimony in the public hearing process.

March 5, 2008

Stephanie E. Schiller

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office