WSR 13-22-082
(Developmental Disabilities Administration)
[Filed November 6, 2013, 7:19 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is amending chapter 388-826 WAC, Voluntary placement program.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 71A.10.020, 71A.12.030, 74.13.021, 74.13.350, 74.08.090.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department is proposing to revise chapter 388-826 WAC. The proposed amendments will change the name of the chapter to Children's residential services—Voluntary placement services. Updates to the rules throughout the chapter will provide more consistent statewide administration, continuity, delivery, and monitoring of services which impact children, their families, advocates, and contracted providers.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Settings, in which children's residential services are provided, operate under rules established through the division of licensed resources (DLR) under children's administration. DLR is currently in the processing [process of] amending chapter 388-148 WAC as well.
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 Alan McMullen, Program Manager, Developmental Disabilities Administration, P.O. Box 45310, Olympia, WA 98504-5310, phone (360) 725-3524, fax (360) 407-0955, TTY 1-800-833-6388, e-mail
November 6, 2013
Katherine I. Vasquez
Rules Coordinator