WSR 00-06-014

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Management Services Administration)

[ Filed February 22, 2000, 1:10 p.m. ]

Date of Adoption: February 22, 2000.

Purpose: The purpose of the proposed rules is to incorporate LIST policies regarding examination, fees, and code of professional conduct. The proposed rules will also bring the Department of Social and Health Services into compliance with a federal court decision regarding certification and qualification criteria for interpreters and translators providing services to the department. By establishing clear regulations, the proposed rules will ensure equal access and due process requirements for the department's limited English proficient clients.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 2.43.010, 74.04.025, and 74.08.090.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 99-23-081 on November 16, 1999.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 32, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 32, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 32, Amended 0, Repealed 0. Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

February 22, 2000

Marie Myerchin-Redifer, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

Reviser's note: The material contained in this filing exceeded the page-count limitations of WAC 1-21-040 for appearance in this issue of the Register. It will appear in the 00-07 issue of the Register.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office