WSR 08-20-049

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)

[ Filed September 24, 2008, 6:21 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: The community services division (CSD) is proposing to amend WAC 388-310-0800 WorkFirst -- Support services.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, 74.08A.260, and 74.08.090.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: CSD is proposing to revise the maximum payment limit to some of the types of support services. In addition, the CSD is proposing to allow support services for parents who receive Basic Food assistance and are enrolled in career services.

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 Ian Horlor, Program Manager, Community Services Division, P.O. Box 45470, Olympia, WA 98504-5470, phone (360) 725-4634, fax (360) 725-4905, e-mail Horloit@DSHS.WA.GOV.

September 23, 2008

Stephanie E. Schiller

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office