WSR 08-09-107

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Disability Services Administration)

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

Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is amending WAC 388-825-100 How will I be notified of decisions made by DDD?, 388-825-101 Why does DDD need to send my notices and correspondence to someone else?, 388-825-102 What if I do not want my DDD notices and correspondence sent to anyone else?, and possibly other related sections, if appropriate.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 71A.12.030.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department is amending these rules to clarify who will be notified of decisions made by the division of developmental disabilities and to specify that both notices and correspondence will be sent to the appropriate parties.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: The department welcomes the public to participate in the development of these rules. At a later date, the department will publish proposed rules for public comment, and a public hearing will be held before the rules are adopted as permanent.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Steve Brink, Program Manager, Division of Developmental Disabilities, P.O. Box 45310, Olympia, WA 98504-5310, phone (360) 725-3416, fax (360) 407-0955, e-mail brinksc@dshs.wa.gov.

April 15, 2008

Stephanie E. Schiller

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office