PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Amending WAC 388-408-0025 When can I choose who is in my TANF or SFA assistance unit. The Division of Employment and Assistance Programs is making this change necessary to clarify that the child's caretaker relative may choose to include no one in the grant but the child in this circumstance.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.08.090, 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: This rule needs to be updated to clarify the option for a child-only grant in this circumstance.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: DSHS welcomes the public to take part in developing the rules. Anyone interested should contact the staff person identified below. At a later date, DSHS will file the proposed rule with the Office of the Code Reviser with a notice of proposed rule making. A copy of the proposal will be sent to everyone on the mailing list and to anyone 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 Patti Clark, Program Manager, Division of Employment and Assistance Programs, Lacey Government Center, P.O. Box 45470, Olympia, WA 98504-5470, phone (360) 413-3084, fax (360) 413-3493, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 8, 2003
Brian H. Lindgren, Manager
Rules and Policies Assistance Unit