WSR 09-07-094

PROPOSED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Disability Services Administration)

[ Filed March 18, 2009, 7:01 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 08-23-042.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: The department is amending chapter 388-832 WAC, Individual and family services program.

Hearing Location(s): Blake Office Park East, Rose Room, 4500 10th Avenue S.E., Lacey, WA 98503 (one block north of the intersection of Pacific Avenue S.E. and Alhadeff Lane. A map or directions are available at http://www.dshs.wa.gov/msa/rpau/docket.html or by calling (360) 664-6094), on May 5, 2009, at 10:00 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: Not earlier than May 6, 2009.

Submit Written Comments to: DSHS Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 45850, Olympia, WA 98504, delivery 4500 10th Avenue S.E., Lacey, WA 98503, e-mail DSHSRPAURulesCoordinator[@dshs.wa.gov], fax (360) 664-6185, by 5 p.m. on May 5, 2009.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Jennisha Johnson, DSHS rules consultant, by April 21, 2009, TTY (360) 664-6178 or (360) 664-6094 or by e-mail at johnsjl4@dshs.wa.gov.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: These proposed rules clarify existing language and remove certain limitations for the receipt of services under the individual and family services program. See Reviser's note below.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: See above.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 71A.12.030, 71A.12.040.

Statute Being Implemented: Title 71A RCW.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Name of Proponent: Department of social and health services, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Debbie Roberts, 640 Woodland Square Loop S.E., Lacey, WA 98503-1045, P.O. Box 45310, Olympia, WA 98507-5310, e-mail roberdx@dshs.wa.gov, (360) 725-3400, fax (360) 404-0955; Implementation: Debbie Couch, 640 Woodland Square Loop S.E., Lacey, WA 98503-1045, P.O. Box 45310, Olympia, WA 98507-5310, e-mail couchdg@dshs.wa.gov, (360) 725-3515, fax (360) 404-0955; and Enforcement: Doug Washburn, 640 Woodland Square Loop S.E., Lacey, WA 98503-1045, P.O. Box 45310, Olympia, WA 98507-5310, e-mail washbdc@dshs.wa.gov, (360) 725-3452, fax (360) 404-0955.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. DDD has analyzed these rules and concluded that they do not impact small businesses or small nonprofits.

A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. These rules are exempt from the preparation of a cost-benefit analysis pursuant to RCW 34.05.328 (5)(b)(ii) and (vii) as they incorporate Washington state legislation, clarify rules without changing their effect and relate only to client medical or financial eligibility.

March 9, 2009

Stephanie E. Schiller

Rules Coordinator

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 09-08 issue of the Register.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office