WSR 10-21-093

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Disability Services Administration)

(Division of Developmental Disabilities)

[ Filed October 20, 2010, 8:35 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is amending chapter 388-828 WAC, The division of developmental disabilities assessment, for housekeeping purposes to ensure that existing rule language is consistent with other division of developmental disabilities (DDD) chapters that have been recently approved.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 71A.12.010, 71A.12.030.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department wants to add clarifying language to ensure that existing rule language is clear and easy to understand. DDD also wants to ensure that there is consistency in rule expectations and terminology across DDD chapters.

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 Mark R. Eliason, Division of Developmental Disabilities, P.O. Box 45310, phone (360) 725-2517, fax (360) 407-095 [407-0955], e-mail mark.eliason@dshs.wa.gov.

October 20, 2010

Katherine I. Vasquez

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office