WSR 08-17-099

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Disability Services Administration)

[ Filed August 20, 2008, 8:55 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is amending chapter 388-832 WAC, Individual and family services program.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 71A.12.030, 71A.12.040, chapter 283, Laws of 2007 (2SSB 5467, as amended by the house).

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department is proposing to revise WAC 388-832-0145. This amendment defines who is eligible to receive respite care to be consistent across programs. Other changes in chapter 388-832 WAC may also be necessary.

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