WSR 11-13-113

PROPOSED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES

[ Filed June 21, 2011, 11:45 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 11-09-066.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: The department is proposing to amend WAC 388-832-0025 The individual and family services program. The proposed amendment does not allow clients to receive state funded emergency or one time awards for clients that receive funding through the state supplementary program. This amendment is currently in emergency status.

Hearing Location(s): Office Building 2, Auditorium, DSHS Headquarters, 1115 Washington, Olympia, WA 98504 (public parking at 11th and Jefferson. A map is available at http://www1.dshs.wa.gov/msa/rpau/RPAU-OB-2directions.html or by calling (360) 664-6094), on July 26, 2011, at 10:00 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: Not earlier than July 27, 2011.

Submit Written Comments to: DSHS Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 45850, Olympia, WA 98504-5850, delivery 1115 Washington Street S.E., Olympia, WA 98504, e-mail DSHSRPAURulesCoordinator@dshs.wa.gov, fax (360) 664-6185, by 5 p.m. on July 26, 2011.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Jennisha Johnson, DSHS rules consultant, by July 7, 2011, TTY (360) 664-6178 or (360) 664-6094 or by e-mail at jennisha.johnson@dshs.wa.gov.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The proposed amendments do not allow clients on the individual and family services program to receive state funded emergency or one time awards if they also receive funding through SSP. This amendment is necessary to match the SSP WAC that DDD has already filed in emergency status.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: Changes to this rule is [are] necessary to manage budget shortfalls.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 74.08.090.

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 74.08.090.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Name of Proponent: Department of social and health services, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Meredith Kelly, P.O. Box 45310, Olympia, WA 98504-5310, (360) 725-3524; Implementation: Debbie Couch, P.O. Box 45310, Olympia, WA 98504-5310, (360) 725-3415; and Enforcement: Don Clintsman, P.O. Box 45310, Olympia, WA 98504-5310, (360) 725-3421.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. No small business economic impact statement (SBEIS) was prepared as the proposed rule does not impact small businesses. Furthermore, the proposed rules are exempt from preparing an SBEIS under RCW 19.85.025.

A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. No cost-benefit analysis was prepared as the proposed rules are either procedural or interpretive under RCW 34.05.328 (5)(c).

June 21, 2011

Katherine I. Vasquez

Rules Coordinator

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AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 09-11-054, filed 5/13/09, effective 6/13/09)

WAC 388-832-0025   Am I eligible for the IFS program if I currently receive other DDD paid services?   (1) If you receive other nonwaiver DDD funded services, you may be eligible for the IFS program.

(2) If you receive SSP in lieu of traditional family support ((or)), family support opportunity, or individual and family services, you are not eligible to receive IFS program funding including emergency and one time awards.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.30 [71A.12.030], 71A.12.040, and Title 71A RCW. 09-11-054, 388-832-0025, filed 5/13/09, effective 6/13/09. Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 71A.12.040, and 2007 c 283. 08-16-121, 388-832-0025, filed 8/5/08, effective 9/5/08.]

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