WSR 09-13-091

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Disability Services Administration)

[ Filed June 16, 2009, 3:05 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is amending WAC 388-828-9040 How does DDD determine your individual and family services level?, 388-828-9060 How does DDD determine your individual and family services rating?, and 388-828-9140 How does DDD determine the amount of your individual and family service award?

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 71A.12.030, 71A.12.040, 71A.12.161.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department plans to amend these rules to clarify existing language used to describe the individual and family services level. 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, Olympia, WA 98504-5310, phone (360) 725-3400, fax (360) 407-0955, e-mail roberdx@dshs.wa.gov.

June 16, 2009

Stephanie E. Schiller

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office