WSR 02-14-159

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)

[ Filed July 3, 2002, 11:42 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 388-490 WAC and related sections.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.08.090 and 74.04.510.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department is looking at ways to streamline the application process. One way to accomplish this is to standardize how and when we request proof of eligibility.

Process for Developing New Rule: DSHS welcomes the public to take part in developing the rule(s). 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 Veronica Barnes, Program Manager, Division of Employment Assistance Programs, P.O. Box 45470, Olympia, WA 98504-5470, (360) 413-3071, fax (360) 413-3493, TTY (360) 413-3001, e-mail barnevs@dshs.wa.gov.

July 3, 2002

Brian H. Lindgren, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

Washington State Code Reviser's Office