WSR 09-14-016

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Disability Services Administration)

[ Filed June 22, 2009, 2:42 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is amending WAC 388-832-0145 Who is eligible to receive respite care?

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 WAC 388-832-0145, as directed by the legislature, to revise eligibility for respite services for individuals participating in the individual and family services program. Other policy changes that arise during this rule making may be incorporated. 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: 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 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 22, 2009

Stephanie E. Schiller

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office