WSR 01-04-069

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES

[ Filed February 5, 2001, 4:57 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 388-448 WAC, Incapacity, consideration is being given to the addition of work requirements, and making changes in treatment and referral requirements and related rules.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, 74.08.090, 74.04.510.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: These changes are being made to improve program integrity. The addition of work requirements will emphasize employment as an outcome of the program.

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

Process for Developing New Rule: All interested parties are invited to review and provide input on proposed draft language. Obtain draft material by contacting the identified representative.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Carla Gira, Program Manager, Division of Assistance Programs, P.O. Box 45470, Olympia, WA 98504-5470, phone (360) 413-3264, fax (360) 413-3493, e-mail giracg@dshs.wa.gov, Street Address: 1009 College S.E., Lacey, WA 98503.

January 31, 2001

Bonita H. Jacques, Chief

Office of Legal Affairs

Washington State Code Reviser's Office