WSR 16-24-073
(Children's Administration)
[Filed December 6, 2016, 2:32 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is proposing to amend chapter 388-61A WAC, Shelters for victims of domestic violence, and other related rules as may be required.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 70.123.030, 70.123.040, chapter 70.123 RCW.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Revisions to chapter 388-61A WAC are intended to update rules to be consistent with 2015 statutory changes.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: We will consult with relevant state departments, the domestic violence coalition, and individuals or groups having experience and knowledge of the prevention of domestic violence and the problems facing victims of domestic violence, including those with experience providing culturally appropriate services to populations that have traditionally been underserved or unserved. Refer to RCW 70.123.030.
Process for Developing New Rule: DSHS welcomes the public to take part in developing the rules. Anyone interested should contact the staff person identified below. At a later date, DSHS will file a proposal with the office of the code reviser with a notice of proposed rule making. A copy of the proposal will be sent to everyone on the 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 Susan Hannibal, DSHS Program Manager, DSHS/Children's Administration, P.O. Box 45710, Olympia, WA 98504-5710, phone (360) 902-8493, e-mail
December 6, 2016
Katherine I. Vasquez
Rules Coordinator