PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The Division of Child Support (DCS) is reviewing for clarification the rules regarding the notice of support debt and the notice of support owed. In particular, DCS seeks to ensure that WAC 388-14A-3300 through 388-14A-3320 accurately describes the procedures for these notices. Other rules as necessary may be amended or adopted.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.08.090, 26.23.035, 34.05.220(1), 74.20A.310.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: DCS seeks to clarify its procedures around the notice of support owed and the notice of support debt.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
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/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 policy review website, which can be found at http://www1.dshs.wa.gov/esa/extpolicy/. DSHS/DCS encourages the public to take part in developing the rules. At a later date, DSHS will file proposed rules with the Office of the Code Reviser with a notice of proposed rule making, and will send the proposal 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, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, 1-800-457-6202, fax (360) 664-5055, TTY/TDD (360) 664-5011.
November 18, 2003
Brian H. Lindgren, Manager
Rules and Policies Assistance Unit