WSR 08-11-095

PROPOSED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Disability Services Administration)

[ Filed May 20, 2008, 9:14 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 07-10-018, 07-15-081 and 07-14-081.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: The department is creating WAC 388-832-0001 through 388-832-0470, individual and family services program and WAC 388-828-9000 through 388-828-9140, individual and family services assessment.

See Reviser's Note below.

Hearing Location(s): Blake Office Park East, Rose Room, 4500 10th Avenue S.E., Lacey, WA 98503 (one block north of the intersection of Pacific Avenue S.E. and Alhadeff Lane. A map or directions are available at http://www1.dshs.wa.gov/msa/rpau/docket.html or by calling (360) 664-6094), on July 22, 2008, at 10:00 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: Not earlier than July 23, 2008.

Submit Written Comments to: DSHS Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 45850, Olympia, WA 98504, delivery 4500 10th Avenue S.E., Lacey, WA 98503, e-mail schilse@dshs.wa.gov, fax (360) 664-6185, by 5 p.m., on July 22, 2008.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Jennisha Johnson, DSHS rules consultant, by July 15, 2008, TTY (360) 664-6178 or (360) 664-6094 or by e-mail at johnsjl4@dshs.wa.gov.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: 2SSB 5467, as amended by the house (chapter 283, Laws of 2007), directs the department to create the individual and family services program for persons with developmental disabilities. These proposed rules combine the previous three family support programs into one comprehensive program and include the algorithm to determine the individual and family service levels and award amount. See above for the specific topics of each section (see Reviser's Note below).

Reasons Supporting Proposal: These rules incorporate the directive of the legislature to create the individual and family services program for persons with developmental disabilities. This rule-making action will incorporate emergency rules filed as WSR 08-08-039 and 08-06-019.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 71A.12.030, 71A.12.040.

Statute Being Implemented: Title 71A RCW.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Name of Proponent: Department of social and health services, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Steve Brink, 640 Woodland Square Loop S.E., Lacey, WA 98503-1045, P.O. Box 45310, Olympia, WA 98507-5310, e-mail brinksc@dshs.wa.gov, (360) 725-3416, fax (360) 404-0955; Implementation: Debbie Couch, 640 Woodland Square Loop S.E., Lacey, WA 98503-1045, P.O. Box 45310, Olympia, WA 98507-5310, e-mail couch_dg@dshs.wa.gov, (360) 725-3515, fax (360) 404-0955; and Enforcement: Doug Washburn, 640 Woodland Square Loop S.E., Lacey, WA 98503-1045, P.O. Box 45310, Olympia, WA 98507-5310, e-mail washbdc@dshs.wa.gov, (360) 725-3452, fax (360) 404-0955.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. DDD has analyzed these rules and concluded that they do not impact small businesses or small nonprofits.

A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. These rules are exempt from the preparation of a cost-benefit analysis pursuant to RCW 34.05.328 (5)(b)(ii) and (vii) as they incorporate Washington state legislation and relate to client medical or financial eligibility.

May 9, 2008

Stephanie E. Schiller

Rules Coordinator

Reviser's note: The material contained in this filing exceeded the page-count limitations of WAC 1-21-040 for appearance in this issue of the Register. It will appear in the 08-13 issue of the Register.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office