WSR 97-02-031

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES

[Filed December 24, 1996, 2:07 p.m.]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Notification of allegations and CPS investigative findings to the alleged perpetrator.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.15.030.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The rule implements an agreement negotiated with the ACLU by Children's Administration to clarify requirements for notification to alleged perpetrators of child abuse and neglect before and following completion of the investigation.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: Negotiated rule making.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Jennifer Strus, Director of Program and Policy, Children's Administration with comments and recommendations, phone (360) 902-7911, FAX (360) 902-7903, TTY (360) 902-7906, e-mail JEST300@dshs.wa.gov.

December 24, 1996

Merry A. Kogut, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

Legislature Code Reviser

Register

Washington State Code Reviser's Office