WSR 98-20-096

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES

(Economic Services Administration)

[Filed October 7, 1998, 10:53 a.m.]



Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 388-290 WAC and related sections, and any needed new rules or repeals.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.04.050.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The WAC will be rewritten to meet the mandates of Executive Order 97-02 and the secretary's executive order. In addition, rules will be added and/or changed to improve the integrity of the working connections child care program.

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 of Social and Health Services will continue to assure inclusion of all interested parties in the rule-making process, including child care advocates, child care providers and other state agencies. A subcommittee of the Child Care Coordinating Committee has served as the primary rule-making advisory body on subsidized child care.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Debbie Miller, Program Manager, Department of Social and Health Services, Lacey Government Center, 1009 College Street S.E., Lacey, WA 98504, phone (360) 413-3101, fax (360) 413-3494, e-mail milledd@dshs.wa.gov.

October 7, 1998

Marie Myerchin-Redifer, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

Legislature Code Reviser

Register

Washington State Code Reviser's Office