WSR 10-14-052

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Disability Services Administration)

[ Filed June 30, 2010, 8:19 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is adding new WAC 388-71-06020 through 388-71-06420, and other related rules as necessary, as a result of the new operating budget, the home care quality authority is no longer funded and the home care referral registry program is moved to home and community services division effective July 1, 2010.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.520.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: These adjustments are necessary to address the state's revenue shortfall as outlined in the 2009-2011 supplemental operating budget (ESHB [ESSB] 6444). An emergency CR-103E has been filed in conjunction with this CR-101 based on legislative timelines.

Process for Developing New Rule: Negotiated rule making, 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 Susan Engels, phone (360) 725-2554, fax (360) 438-8633, e-mail susan.engels@dshs.wa.gov.

June 30, 2010

Katherine I. Vasquez

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office