PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Developmental Disabilities Administration)
[Filed January 3, 2019, 12:24 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is planning to amend existing sections in chapter 388-845 WAC including WAC 388-845-0600, 388-845-0605, 388-845-0610, 388-845-1410, other related rules as may be required, and create other new sections in chapter 388-845 WAC.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The developmental disabilities administration (DDA) is considering amending sections in chapter 388-845 WAC to replace the term "community access" with "community inclusion." Additionally, DDA is considering adding new sections to chapter 388-845 WAC about when DDA can reject a client's choice of provider and the actions DDA may take when a client's choice of provider is rejected.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: The department of social and health services (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 Chantelle Diaz, DDA, P.O. Box 45310, Olympia, WA 98504-5310, phone 360-407-1589, fax 360-407-0955, TTY 1-800-833-6388, email Chantelle.Diaz@dshs.wa.gov.
January 3, 2019
Katherine I. Vasquez