PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)
(Division of Child Support)
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Rules regarding the Division of Child Support (DCS) license suspension program: WAC 388-14A-4500 What is the division of child support's license suspension program? through 388-14A-4530 Administrative hearings regarding license suspension are limited in scope.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.20A.320.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: DCS seeks to review and revise the rules regarding the license suspension program, especially to clarify who is subject to license suspension.
Process for Developing New Rule: DCS engages in modified collaborative rule making. Those persons wishing to participate in developing the new rules are encouraged to contact Nancy Koptur at the DSHS Division of Child Support (DCS) headquarters as soon as possible. DCS will post information regarding this rule development project and others on its website, which can be found at www.wa.gov/dshs/dcs, or on the DSHS Economic Services Administration's regulatory improvement website, which can be found at http://www-app2.wa.gov/dshs/esa/extpolicy/blue.asp. DSHS/DCS encourages the public to take part in developing the rules. After the rules are drafted, DSHS will file a copy with the Office of the Code Reviser with a notice of proposed rule-making, and will send a copy to everyone currently on the mailing list and to anyone else 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 Nancy Koptur, DCS Rules Coordinator, Division of Child Support, P.O. Box 9162, Mailstop 45860, Olympia, WA 98507-9162, phone (360) 664-5065, 1-800-457-6202, fax (360) 664-5055, TTY/TDD (360) 664-5011, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 16, 2003
Brian H. Lindgren, Manager
Rules and Policies Assistance Unit