WSR 08-09-106

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)

[ Filed April 21, 2008, 2:40 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: The community services division is proposing to amend WAC 388-478-0055 How much do I get from my state supplemental payments (SSP)?, to update the state supplemental payment (SSP) standard for residents of a medical institution. The current monthly rate is $25.45 and the department is proposing to increase the current rate to $27.28, effective for the July 2008 monthly issuance.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, and 74.08.090.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The proposed rule change is in response to the state budget, ESHB 2687 that went into effect April 1, 2008.

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 Olga Walker, Program Manager, Community Services Division, P.O. Box 45470, Olympia, WA 98504-5470, phone (360) 725-4641, fax (360) 725-4905, e-mail walkeop@dshs.wa.gov.

April 21, 2008

Stephanie E. Schiller

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office