WSR 08-12-067

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Management Services Administration)

[ Filed June 3, 2008, 2:25 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is amending chapter 388-03 WAC, rules and regulations for the certification of DSHS spoken language interpreters and translators, and other related rules as appropriate.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.08.090, 74.04.025.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department plans to update the chapter's references to units of DSHS (such as language interpreter services and translations, or LIST) that have been reorganized and renamed to change timeframes for DSHS mailing of letters notifying applications of their test dates, and to review the chapter for other necessary changes.

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 Hungling Fu or Katherine Vasquez, P.O. Box 45820, Blake Office Park, Lacey, WA 98504-5820, mailstop 45820, phone (360) 664-6035 or (360) 664-6113, fax (360) 664-6197, e-mail fuh@dshs.wa.gov.

June 3, 2008

Stephanie E. Schiller

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office