WSR 11-13-067

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)

[ Filed June 15, 2011, 9:24 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department may propose amendments to WAC 388-310-0200 WorkFirst -- Activities, and possible other related rules.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, 74.08.090, 74.08A.320, 74.08A.330, 74.08A.340, and chapters 74.08A and 74.12 RCW.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department may propose amendments to modify WorkFirst participation requirements. The department is proposing to suspend participation requirements for a WorkFirst recipient who is a parent or other relative personally providing care for one child under the age of two years, or two or more children under the age of six years.

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 Leslie Kozak, Program Manager, Community Services Division, P.O. Box 45470, Olympia, WA 98504-5470, phone (360) 725-4589, fax (360) 725-4905, e-mail Leslie.kozak@dshs.wa.gov.

June 14, 2011

Katherine I. Vasquez

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office