SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)
Date of Adoption: August 11, 2003.
Purpose: (1) The Division of Child Support (DCS) is adopting new rules in chapter 388-14A WAC dealing with administrative orders and appeals therefrom, determining when the Office of Administrative Hearings issues an initial order, which is subject to review, or final order, which is not subject to review. Also, DCS is making minor amendments to existing rules regarding the finality of orders and other related rules. (2) DCS is adopting rules to bring the regulations and procedures of the DSHS Division of Child Support into agreement with statutory changes in the 2002 legislative session, namely changes to the Uniform Parentage Act (chapter 302, Laws of 2002) and changes regarding the jurisdiction of DCS (chapter 199, Laws of 2002).
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 388-14A-3100, 388-14A-3102, 388-14A-3110, 388-14A-3115, 388-14A-3120, 388-14A-3131, 388-14A-3132, 388-14A-3133, 388-14A-3370, 388-14A-3600, and 388-14A-3810.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 34.05.220(1), 74.08.090, 74.20A.056, and 74.20A.310.
Other Authority: RCW 26.26.315, 26.26.320, 26.26.330, 26.26.335, and 74.20A.055; chapter 302, Laws of 2002; chapter 199, Laws of 2002.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 03-13-092 on June 16, 2003.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 11, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 6, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making:
Pilot Rule Making:
or Other Alternative Rule Making:
Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
August 7, 2003
Brian H. Lindgren, Manager
Rules and Policies Assistance Unit
Reviser's note: The material contained in this filing exceeded the page-count limitations of WAC 1-21-040 for appearance in this issue of the Register. It will appear in the 03-18 issue of the Register.