WSR 09-15-163

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Juvenile Rehabilitation Administration)

[ Filed July 21, 2009, 12:18 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is seeking to amend chapter 388-710 WAC, Consolidated juvenile services program.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 564, Laws of 2009 (budget bill ESHB 1244).

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department is anticipating amending chapter 388-710 WAC to implement changes associated with the development of a new funding formula for the state funded juvenile court consolidated juvenile services programs as well as the development of a "block grant" funding mechanism.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: The Juvenile Rehabilitation Administration will coordinate with the Washington Association of Juvenile Court Administrators, office of financial management, administrative office of the courts, and the Washington State Institute for Public Policy during the rule-making process.

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 Jeff Patnode, Program Manager, Office Building 2, 1115 Washington Street, Mailstop 45720, phone (360) 902-8406, fax (360) 902-8108, TTY 1-800-566-0609, e-mail patnoja@dshs.wa.gov.

July 21, 2009

Stephanie E. Schiller

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office