WSR 10-01-161

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)

[ Filed December 22, 2009, 11:58 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department plans to propose amendments to TANF/SFA assistance program rules in chapter 388-484 WAC, and possible other related rules, to tighten program requirements and prioritize services for clients.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, 74.08.090, and chapters 74.08A and 74.12 RCW.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department is proposing to modify rules to tighten program requirements and prioritize services for clients in response to reduced funding.

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 Stacey Bushaw, Program Manager, Community Services Division, P.O. Box 45470, Olympia, WA 98504-5470, phone (360) 725-4622, fax (360) 725-4905, e-mail stacey.bushaw@dshs.wa.gov.

December 22, 2009

Don Goldsby, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

Washington State Code Reviser's Office