WSR 11-15-104

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)

[ Filed July 20, 2011, 11:55 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is considering to propose adopting new rules and amending the following rules to implement ESHB 2082, Laws of 2011: WAC 388-273-0020, 388-400-0025, 388-404-0010, 388-406-0055, 388-408-0005, 388-408-0010, 388-416-0010, 388-424-0015, 388-424-0016, 388-448-0001, 388-448-0010, 388-448-0020, 388-448-0030, 388-448-0035, 388-448-0040, 388-448-0050, 388-448-0060, 388-448-0070, 388-448-0080, 388-448-0090, 388-448-0100, 388-448-0110, 388-448-0120, 388-448-0130, 388-448-0140, 388-448-0150, 388-448-0160, 388-448-0180, 388-448-0200, 388-448-0210, 388-448-0220, 388-448-0250, 388-450-0095, 388-450-0100, 388-450-0110, 388-450-0115, 388-450-0120, 388-450-0135, 388-450-0156, 388-450-0175, 388-455-0015, 388-460-0035, 388-462-0011, 388-473-0010, 388-474-0010, 388-474-0020, 388-478-0030, and any other related WACs as necessary.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.04.005, 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, 74.08.090, 74.08A.100, 74.04.0052, 74.04.655, 74.04.770, 74.08.043, 74.08.335.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The community services division is proposing changes and additions to the WAC sections listed above, plus any other additional relevant WACs, in order to comply with the changes outlined in E2SHB 2082, Laws of 2011, as signed by the governor on June 15, 2011, as it relates to the repeal of the disability lifeline program and creation of the aged, blind, or disabled assistance program; and pregnant women assistance program.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: The health care authority and aging and disability services administration.

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 Melissa Mathson, Program Manager, Community Services Division, P.O. Box 45470, Olympia, WA 98504-5470, phone (360) 725-4563, fax (360) 725-4905, e-mail Melissa.Mathson@dshs.wa.gov.

July 20, 2011

Katherine I. Vasquez

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office