WSR 98-22-004




[Filed October 22, 1998, 1:29 p.m.]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Modifying current child and family services WACs and independent living services WACs.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 74.18 RCW.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Clarify language.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Department of Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration; Department of Social and Health Services, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation.

Process for Developing New Rule: Agency study.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication. Copies of the changes will be mailed and comments encouraged: Diana Koreski, United States Department of Education, 915 2nd Avenue, Room 2848, MC: 10-90-50 SE, Seattle, WA 98170-1099; Jerry Johnson, Client Assist Program, 2531 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98144; and Jeanne Munro, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, 4408 7th Avenue S.E., P.O. Box 45340, Olympia, WA 98504-5340. Independent Living Advisory Committee met and approved these changes on October 8, 1998. Advisory Council scheduled to review changes October 24, 1998. Formal hearing to be announced in Friends of the Department mailing list and the Newsletter to parents of children who are blind.

October 20, 1998

Bonnie Jindra

Assistant Director