SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Disability Services Administration)
Effective Date of Rule: October 8, 2010.
Purpose: The department will create new chapter 388-816 WAC to address agency certification and implementation of the problem and pathological gambling treatment program. Without these rules, counselors within the division of behavioral health and recovery (DBHR) certified agencies will no longer be able to provide problem and pathological treatment services effective July 1, 2010.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 43.20A.890.
Under RCW 34.05.350 the agency for good cause finds that immediate adoption, amendment, or repeal of a rule is necessary for the preservation of the public health, safety, or general welfare, and that observing the time requirements of notice and opportunity to comment upon adoption of a permanent rule would be contrary to the public interest.
Reasons for this Finding: This emergency filing is necessary to continue the emergency rules that are currently in effect under WSR 10-13-041. The department filed the permanent rule proposal (CR-102) on September 1, 2010, under WSR 10-18-102. The public hearing for the permanent rules is scheduled for October 26, 2010.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 35, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 35, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Date Adopted: September 30, 2010.
Katherine I. Vasquez
Reviser's note: The material contained in this filing exceeded the page-count limitations of WAC 1-21-040 for appearance in this issue of the Register. It will appear in the 10-21 issue of the Register.