WSR 09-07-040

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Disability Services Administration)

[ Filed March 10, 2009, 2:54 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is amending WAC 388-832-115 Who are qualified providers of respite care?

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 71A.12.030.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The division of developmental disabilities plans to amend the qualified providers of respite to remove contracted certified providers.

Other policy changes that arise during this rule making may be incorporated. Other WAC chapters may need to be updated as a result of this rule making.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: The department welcomes the public to participate in the development of these rules. At a later date, the department will publish proposed rules for public comment, and a public hearing will be held before the rules are adopted as permanent.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Debbie Roberts, Program Manager, Division of Developmental Disabilities, P.O. Box 45310, Olympia, WA 98504-5310, phone (360) 725-3400, fax (360) 407-0955 e-mail roberdx@dshs.wa.gov.

March 10, 2009

Stephanie E. Schiller

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office