WSR 00-03-028

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Juvenile Rehabilitation Administration)

[ Filed January 11, 2000, 2:37 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 275-35 WAC, Consolidated juvenile services programs and related sections.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 13.06.030, 13.40.210, and 72.72.040.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: RCW 13.06.030 requires the Department of Social and Health Services to adopt rules prescribing minimum standards for the consolidated juvenile services programs. In compliance with the governor's and Department of Social and Health Services secretary's executive orders, chapter 275-35 WAC will be amended to simplify the rule by removing language which outlines the requirements that are already included in contract language and by eliminating language made obsolete by new program standards and consolidation.

Process for Developing New Rule: DSHS will utilize the Juvenile Rehabilitation Administration (JRA) division of community programs staff and the JRA regional administrators to review proposed rule changes. DSHS will send the proposed rule changes to internal and external stakeholders. DSHS will work collaboratively with the county juvenile courts in amending the rules. DSHS welcomes the public to take part in developing the rule. 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 notice of proposed rule making, and send a copy to everyone currently on the 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 Kathleen McBride, Deputy Director, Division of Community Programs, P.O. Box 45720, Olympia, WA 98504, phone (360) 902-8092, fax (360) 902-8108, TTY (360) 902-7862, e-mail mcbridmk@dshs.wa.gov.

January 11, 2000

Marie Myerchin-Redifer, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

Washington State Code Reviser's Office