WSR 00-08-050

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)

[ Filed March 31, 2000, 10:48 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 388-408-0025 Optional TANF and SFA assistance unit members and WAC 388-448-0005. The following criteria is used to determine if a child is deprived of parental support due to incapacity.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.04.510, 74.04.050, 74.04.055.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The revision will simplify the language and make it easier to understand WAC 388-408-0025 and clear rules are required to describe who are optional assistance unit members. WAC 388-488-0005 the criteria used to determine if a child is deprived of parental support due to incapacity will be repealed since deprivation is no longer a factor in determining eligibility for assistance.

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

Process for Developing New Rule: Reviewing current rules according to clear writing guidelines and appropriate audiences. Copies will be provided to coordinating agencies and interested persons. All comments will be considered. The Economic Services Administrations regulatory improvement team (RIT) will also review these rules before adoption, comments.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Carole McRae, Division of Assistance Programs, P.O. Box 45470, Olympia, WA 98504-5470, phone (360) 413-3074, fax (360) 413-3493, e-mail mcraeca@dshs.wa.gov.

March 30, 2000

Marie Myerchin-Redifer, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

Washington State Code Reviser's Office