WSR 02-11-061

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)

[ Filed May 10, 2002, 4:39 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 388-454 WAC, Living with a relative or guardian, 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: When determining in Loco Parentis eligibility, the department must gather additional information beyond what background checks provide. The rule revision will clarify the steps necessary to determine correct eligibility for In Loco Parentis cases. Chapter 388-454 WAC needs to be aligned with the social services chapter 388-290 WAC.

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, and 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