WSR 08-09-140

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)

[ Filed April 23, 2008, 8:54 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: The community services division is proposing to amend WAC 388-310-0800 WorkFirst -- Support services.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, 74.08.090, 74.08A.260 and chapter 74.08A RCW.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: This rule change is needed to provide support services to recipients of diversion cash assistance who are receiving WorkFirst career services through the employment security department. In addition, the rule change is needed to correct a WAC reference and change some payment limits.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Employment security department (ESD).

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 Ian Horlor, Program Manager, Division of Employment and Assistance Programs, P.O. Box 45470, Olympia, WA 98504-5470, phone (360) 725-4634, fax (360) 725-4905, e-mail Horloit@dshs.wa.gov.

April 23, 2008

Stephanie E. Schiller

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office