WSR 99-06-082

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Health and Rehabilitative Services)

(Division of Alcohol and Substance Abuse)

[ Filed March 2, 1999, 1:52 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 440-25 WAC, Administration of chemical dependency services.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 70.96A.020, [70.96A.]040, [70.96A.]090, and [70.96A.]180.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: This chapter, addressing county government administration of local chemical dependency treatment and prevention services, is being reviewed in its entirety with changes to be made as deemed appropriate in keeping with Governor Locke's Executive Order 97-02 and Secretary Quasim's April 17, 1997, Executive Order on Regulatory Improvement. Criteria to be used include: Need for rule, statutory authority and intent, effectiveness and efficiency, clarity, coordination with other rules, cost, and fairness.

Process for Developing New Rule: DSHS welcomes the public to take part in developing the rules. Anyone interested in participating should contact the staff person indicated below. After the rule is drafted, DSHS will file a copy with the Office of the Code Reviser with a mailing list and anyone else 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 Gary Reynolds, Policy Leadworker, Certification Section, Division of Alcohol and Substance Abuse, P.O. Box 45330, Olympia, WA 98504-5330, (360) 438-8054, e-mail reynogl@dshs.wa.gov.

March 2, 1999

Marie Myerchin-Redifer, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

Washington State Code Reviser's Office