WSR 10-08-079

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Health and Recovery Services Administration)

[ Filed April 6, 2010, 2:44 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: The division of behavioral health and recovery (DBHR) is developing a new chapter to provide services for problem and pathological gambling treatment programs.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 43.20A.890, 74.08.090.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department will create a new chapter 388-816 WAC to address agency certification and implementation of the problem and pathological gambling treatment program. Without these rules on July 1, 2010, counselors within DBHR certified agencies would no longer be able to provide problem and pathological treatment services.

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 Linda Graves, Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery, P.O. Box 45330, Olympia, WA 98504-5330, phone (360) 725-3813, fax 586-0341, TTY 1-800-848-5429, e-mail Linda.Graves@dshs.wa.gov.

April 6, 2010

Katherine I. Vasquez

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office