WSR 10-09-046

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)

[ Filed April 15, 2010, 10:39 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: The community services division is proposing changes and additions to the WAC sections listed above [below], plus any other additional relevant WACs in order to comply with the changes outlined in E2SHB 2782, chapter 8, Laws of 2010, as signed by the governor on March 29, 2010, as it relates to the general assistance or lifeline disability program.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.04.005, 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, 74.04.510, 74.08.090, 74.08A.100, 74.04.770.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department will propose amendments and additions to WAC 388-400-0025 Who is eligible for general assistance-unemployable benefits?, 388-448-0130 Treatment and referral requirements, 388-448-0140 Good cause for refusing medical treatment or other agency referrals, 388-448-0150 Penalty for refusing medical treatment or other agency referrals, 388-478-0005 Cash assistance need and payment standards and grant maximum, 388-478-0010 Households with obligations to pay shelter costs, 388-478-0030 Payment standards for GA-U and ADATSA, and any other related WACs as necessary.

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 Melissa Mathson, Program Manager, Community Services Division, P.O. Box 45470, Olympia, WA 98504-5470, phone (360) 725-4563, fax (360) 725-4905, e-mail mathsmc@dshs.wa.gov.

April 15, 2010

Katherine I. Vasquez

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office