WSR 08-17-096

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Disability Services Administration)

[ Filed August 20, 2008, 8:46 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is amending chapter 388-823 WAC, Division of developmental disabilities intake and determination of developmental disabilities.

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: This amendment combines the eligibility rules for "another neurological condition" with "other condition closely related to mental retardation or that requires treatment similar to that required for individuals with mental retardation."

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.

August 20, 2008

Stephanie E. Schiller

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office