SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Disability Services Administration)
Effective Date of Rule: Immediately.
Purpose: The department is creating WAC 388-828-9000, 388-828-9020, 388-828-9040, 388-828-9060, 388-828-9100, 388-828-9120, and 388-828-9140 to combine three family support programs into one individual and family services program as directed by the legislature.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 71A.12.030.
Other Authority: Chapter 283, Laws of 2007 (SSSB 5467 [2SSB 5467]).
Under RCW 34.05.350 the agency for good cause finds that state or federal law or federal rule or a federal deadline for state receipt of federal funds requires immediate adoption of a rule.
Reasons for this Finding: Chapter 283, Laws of 2007 (SSSB 5467 [2SSB 5467]), as amended by the house, directs the department to create the individual and family services program for persons with developmental disabilities by July 1, 2007. The department of developmental disabilities (DDD) must incorporate rules for the algorithm used to determine a personal award amount into chapter 388-828 WAC. An initial public notice was filed June 29, 2007, as WSR 07-14-081. This emergency rule extends the emergency rule filed March 26, 2008, as WSR 08-08-039. These rules have been proposed for permanent adoption as WSR 08-11-095 but the rules will not become permanent prior to the expiration of the current emergency rules as the public hearing is scheduled for July 22, 2008.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 7, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 7, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Date Adopted: July 9, 2008.
Stephanie E. Schiller
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 08-16 issue of the Register.