WSR 11-09-065

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Disability Services Administration)

[ Filed April 19, 2011, 10:38 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: The division of developmental disabilities is proposing to amend WAC 388-827-0115 to expand the number of clients eligible for state supplementary payment (SSP).

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 71A.12.030, 71A.12.040.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: By amending this rule, state money will be preserved that is currently used to fund the individual and family services program. SSP is a federally mandated program which requires the division to spend monies to meet a maintenance of effort in order to continue to receive SSP. Currently the division has a surplus in SSP dollars and by converting clients from the individual and family services program to the SSP program, more clients can be served that previously received services from the individual and family services program. The changes to this rule will manage budget shortfalls, and maintain fund solvency.

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 Meredith Kelly, Program Manager, Division of Developmental Disabilities, P.O. Box 45310, Olympia, WA 98504-5310, phone (360) 725-3524, fax (360) 407-0955, TTY 1-800-833-6388, e-mail kellymj@dshs.wa.gov.

April 15, 2011

Katherine I. Vasquez

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office