WSR 02-17-068

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Health and Rehabilitative Services Administration)

[ Filed August 16, 2002, 4:27 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 388-820 WAC, Community residential services and support, chapter 388-825 WAC, Division of developmental disabilities services rules, and other rules as appropriate.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 71A.12.030, 71A.10.020, chapter 371, Laws of 2002 (2001-03 Supplemental Budget - ESSB 6387).

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) has been directed by the 2002 Washington state legislature to begin paying an income supplemental, called state supplementary payment (SSP). Implementation of this directive requires amendment of rules in chapters 388-820, 388-825 and 388-850 WAC, as well as adoption of new WAC 388-825-500 through 388-825-585, Division of Developmental Disabilities state supplementary payment.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: State agencies include the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS), Aging and Adult Services Administration and Medical Assistance Administration. Federal Public Law 92-603 and the Social Security Act publish regulations for states that must provide a state supplementary payment program. The Social Security Administration oversees state compliance with federal state supplementation rules.

Process for Developing New Rule: The department welcomes public participation 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. Draft material and information about how to participate may be obtained from the department representative listed below.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Steve Brink, Department of Social and Health Services, Division of Developmental Disabilities, P.O. Box 45310, Olympia, WA 98504-5310, phone (360) 902-7716, fax (360) 902-8482, e-mail BRINKSC@DSHS.WA.GOV.

August 16, 2002

Brian H. Lindgren, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

Washington State Code Reviser's Office