WSR 00-04-036

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)

[ Filed January 25, 2000, 1:37 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 388-200-1300 Necessary supplemental accommodation services (NSA), WAC 388-200-1350 Dispute resolution for clients needing supplemental accommodation, and other NSA-related WACs.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.08.090, 74.04.050.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: WAC 388-200-1300 needs to be modified to reflect the change in method of issuing assistance from paper warrants to electronic benefits. The language of WAC 388-200-1300, 388-200-1350, and other NSA-related WACs needs to be clarified and simplified to meet the mandates of Executive Order 97-02.

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

Process for Developing New Rule: A team of program experts will develop a review draft, which we will send to all interested parties for review and comment.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Doug Sevin, Program Manager, Department of Social and Health Services, Division of Assistance Programs, 1009 College Street S.E., Lacey, WA, (mailing address: P.O. Box 45470, Olympia, WA, 98504-5470), phone (360) 413-3097, e-mail sevindj@dshs.wa.gov.

January 25, 2000

Marie Myerchin-Redifer

Manager

Washington State Code Reviser's Office