WSR 09-13-029

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Disability Services Administration)

[ Filed June 9, 2009, 8:12 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department plans to amend chapter 388-828 WAC, Division of developmental disabilities (DDD) assessment; chapter 388-829C WAC, Companion homes; and chapter 388-826 WAC, Voluntary placement program.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 71A.12.010 and 71A.12.030.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department plans to revise the DDD assessment rules (chapter 388-828 WAC), the companion home rules (chapter 388-829C WAC), and the voluntary placement program rules (chapter 388-826 WAC) regarding the implementation of a standardized respite assessment as well as the calculation of respite hours for companion home services and voluntary placement services.

Other changes, clarifications, and corrections that arise during this rule-making process may be incorporated, and other WAC chapters may need to be updated as a result of this rule making.

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 Debbie Roberts, Program Manager, Division of Developmental Disabilities, P.O. Box 45310, Lacey, WA 98504-5310, phone (360) 725-3400, fax (360) 407-0955, e-mail roberdx@dshs.wa.gov.

June 9, 2009

Stephanie E. Schiller

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office