WSR 05-02-065



(Division of Alcohol and Substance Abuse)

[ Filed January 4, 2005, 10:54 a.m. ]

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

     Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.08.090 and chapter 74.50 RCW re: Alcoholism and Drug Addiction Treatment and Support Act (ADATSA).

     Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Changes to this chapter include:

•     Clarification of specific language and to update technical changes;

•     Update cross references to other DSHS WACs on patient eligibility standards; and

•     Clarify definitions and process of secondary ADATSA clients.

     The Division of Alcohol and Substance Abuse (DASA) staff will work closely with Economic Services Administration and other DSHS divisions that are affected by chapter 388-800 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: DASA will develop the proposed rule by inviting input, review and comment on draft materials from the ADATSA Standing Communications Committee (stakeholder group), Association of County and Human Services and other stakeholders. DASA will also hold public meetings to solicit comments on proposed changes before submitting the CR-102 proposed rule. DASA will distribute the proposed rule to individuals on its mailing list, and to anyone requesting a copy.

     Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Emilio Vela, Jr., Treatment and Prevention Policy Analyst, Division of Alcohol and Substance Abuse, Department of Social and Health Services, P.O. Box 45330, Olympia, WA 98504-5330, phone (360) 438-8095, fax (360) 438-8078, e-mail

January 3, 2005

Brian H. Lindgren, Administrator

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

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