PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)
[Filed June 30, 2020, 2:40 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is planning to amend WAC 388-447-0005 What evidence do we consider to determine incapacity?, 388-447-0010 What medical evidence do I need to provide?, 388-447-0110 When does my eligibility for referral to the housing and essential needs (HEN) program end?, 388-449-0010 What evidence do we consider to determine disability?, 388-449-0015 What medical evidence do I need to provide?, 388-449-0150 When does my eligibility for aged, blind, or disabled (ABD) cash benefits end?, and other related rules as may be required.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.04.005
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Planned amendments will address impacts to aged, blind, or disabled (ABD) and housing and essential needs referral program clients and their medical providers as needed under the indefinite conditions of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Not applicable.
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 Nicholas Swiatkowski, Economic Services Administration, Community Services Division, P.O. Box 45470, Olympia, WA 98504-5470, phone 360-725-4638, fax 360-725-4905, email SwiatN@dshs.wa.gov.
June 30, 2020
Katherine I. Vasquez