WSR 02-12-043

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Health and Rehabilitative Services Administration)

(Division of Alcohol and Substance Abuse)

[ Filed May 29, 2002, 1:17 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 388-800 WAC, Chemical dependency assistance programs.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 74.50 RCW, chapter 64, Laws of 2002.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: This chapter is being revised and updated to incorporate changes necessary and related to SB 6482 (chapter 64, Laws of 2002). The bill removed the six month (180 day) limitation on alcohol and drugs treatment services for low income and indigent clients.

WAC 388-800-0045(2) references shelter services described in WAC 388-800-0120. The WAC should reference WAC 388-800-0130 therefore it is recommended to change WAC 388-800-0045(2) to read: (2) Shelter services as described under WAC 388-800-0130.

WAC 388-800-0045(3) should read: (3) Medical care services as described under WAC 388-556-0500 and 388-529-0200. Reference to WAC 388-86-120 is obsolete. The WAC was repealed on December 6, 2000.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Division of Alcohol and Substance Abuse (DASA) coordinates rule making with the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services, Community Services Offices.

Process for Developing New Rule: The Department of Social and Health Services welcomes the public to take part in developing the rules. Anyone interested in participating should contact the staff person indicated below. At a later date, DASA will file proposed rules with the Washington state Code Reviser's Office, accept written comments and conduct a public hearing on the proposed rules. DASA will distribute the proposed rules to individuals on its mailing list and to anyone 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 Sue Green, Women/Special Services Lead, Division of Alcohol and Substance Abuse, Department of Social and Health Services, P.O. Box 45330, Olympia, WA 98504-5330, (360) 438-8087, fax (360) 438-8057, greensr@dshs.wa.gov.

May 28, 2002

Brian H. Lindgren, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

Washington State Code Reviser's Office