WSR 01-03-059

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Health and Rehabilitative Services Administration)

[ Filed January 11, 2001, 4:14 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Amendment of WAC 388-825-020 Definitions and 388-825-205 Who is eligible to participate in the Family Support Opportunity program?

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 71A.12.030. and 71A.12.040.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: This rule amendment changes the definition of "family." This change restricts eligibility for the Division of Developmental Disabilities' Family Support Opportunity program by removing the word "marriage" from the definition. The rule also clarifies the date when persons requesting family support opportunity services will be added to the waiting list for that 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 invites interested parties to participate in the rule development process. Please contact the person listed below for information.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Rita Dickey, Program Manager, Division of Developmental Disabilities Family Support Program, P.O. Box 45310, Olympia, WA 45310, Olympia, WA 98502, fax (360) 902-8482, TDD (360) 902-8455, e-mail dickerm@dshs.wa.gov.

January 9, 2001

Charles Hunter, Director

Administrative Services Division

Washington State Code Reviser's Office