WSR 02-11-142

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Juvenile Rehabilitation Administration)

[ Filed May 22, 2002, 10:21 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 388-730 WAC, Placement of juvenile offenders in juvenile rehabilitation administration (JRA) and related sections.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 72.05.150, 13.40.460.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: RCW 72.05.150 permits the Department of Social and Health Services to establish minimum-security facilities. Rules regarding the minimum security institutions will provide further detail on the types [of] facility programs provided.

Process for Developing New Rule: The Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) will utilize the Juvenile Rehabilitation Administration (JRA) division of community programs staff and the JRA regional administrators to review draft rule changes. DSHS will send the draft rule changes to internal and external stakeholders. DSHS will work collaboratively with the community facility providers in amending the rules. DSHS welcomes the public to take part in developing the rule. Anyone interested in participating should contact the staff person indicated below. At a later date, DSHS will file proposed rules 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 Kathleen McBride, Office Chief, Office of Treatment and Intergovernmental Services, P.O. Box 45720, Olympia, WA 98504, phone (360) 902-8092, fax (360) 902-8108, TTY (360) 902-7862, e-mail mcbridmk@dshs.wa.gov.

May 21, 2002

Brian H. Lindgren, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

Washington State Code Reviser's Office