WSR 00-16-112

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)

[ Filed August 2, 2000, 9:23 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Migrate diversion cash assistance (DCA), WAC 388-222-001, 388-222-010, and 388-222-020 into new WAC 388-432-0005.

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: A section on diversion cash assistance was not included in the Eligibility A-Z Manual.

The purpose of this rule is to migrate the rules for diversion cash assistance to a single WAC chapter that will be included in the Eligibility A-Z Manual. Although there are no policy changes for this rule, it will be rewritten with the intention to be clearer for clients.

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.

August 1, 2000

Marie Myerchin-Redifer, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

Washington State Code Reviser's Office