WSR 02-11-060

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)

[ Filed May 10, 2002, 4:38 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 388-422 WAC, Child support, and all related WACs.

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

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Division of Child Support (DCS) revised chapter 388-14A WAC, therefore the DCS WAC references in chapter 388-422 WAC need to be updated.

The use of the acronym "AFDC" needs to be corrected, and the reference to the GAH program needs to be deleted.

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 the 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. They will send a copy of the draft 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 Stephanie Del Camp at (360) 413-3084, by e-mail at delcasj@dshs.wa.gov, or by mail at DSHS-ESA, Division of Employment and Assistance Program, P.O. Box 45470, Olympia, WA 98504-4570.

May 10, 2002

Brian H. Lindgren, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

Washington State Code Reviser's Office