PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The Division of Employment and Assistance Programs is considering amending the eligibility rules for the general assistance-unemployable (GAU) program, chapter 388-448 WAC (and related rules as needed).
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.04.005(6) and 74.04.050.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department anticipates the state legislature will amend the laws governing eligibility for the GAU program and require changes in administrative rules.
In addition, the department has reviewed program policies and finds it necessary to amend rules to clarify intent and streamline program administration.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Not applicable.
Process for Developing New Rule: DSHS welcomes the public to take part in developing the rules. Interested persons should contact the staff person identified below. At a later date, DSHS will file proposed rules with the Office of the Code Reviser with a notice of proposed rule making. All persons on the mailing list or who requests a copy will be sent the proposed rules.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication. To comment or be placed on the mailing list, please contact Douglas Sevin, Program Manager, Division of Employment and Assistance Programs, Lacey Government Center, P.O. Box 45470, Olympia, WA 98504-4570, phone (360) 413-3097, fax (360) 413-3493, e-mail SEVINDJ@DSHS.WA.GOV.
June 9, 2003
Brian H. Lindgren, Manager
Rules and Policies Assistance Unit