WSR 00-06-060

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)

[ Filed March 1, 2000, 8:14 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: A letter will be sent to applicant when applicant does not attend initial scheduled appointment for food assistance. WAC 388-406-0060 Denial of applications, a new section needs to be added and related sections may need to be amended.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.08.090, 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: This rule will specify that the department, prior to denying the food assistance application, will send a letter to the client if the client fails to attend the scheduled initial appointment. The letter will remind the client that they missed their scheduled appointment and inform the client to contact the department to be rescheduled.

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

Process for Developing New Rule: DSHS welcomes the public to take part in developing this 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 Lisa Yanagida, Program Manager, Division of Assistance Programs, P.O. Box 45470, Olympia, WA 98504-5470, phone (360) 413-3104, fax (360) 413-3493, e-mail yanagln@dshs.wa.gov.

February 29, 2000

Marie Myerchin-Redifer, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

Washington State Code Reviser's Office