WSR 12-15-076

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Special Commitment Center)

[ Filed July 18, 2012, 9:38 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is amending WAC 388-880-110 Escort procedures, and related rules as required.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 71.09.800 and 72.01.090.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The existing rules require updating to reflect current practices and to align WAC language with the requirements RCW 71.09.200 related to matters associated with the transporting and escorting of sexually violent predators from the total confinement facility to and from community locations.

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 and special commitment center (SCC) 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 Davis, Administrative Services Chief, DSHS, SCC, Mailstop W27-22, P.O. Box 88450, Steilacoom, WA 98388-0646, phone (253) 583-5938, fax (253) 589-7368, e-mail Davismf@dshs.wa.gov.

July 17, 2012

Katherine I. Vasquez

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office