PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Management Services Administration)
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 388-03 WAC, Rules and regulations for the certification of DSHS spoken language interpreters and translators, related rules as appropriate.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.08.090, 74.04.025.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department plans to update the chapter's references to units of DSHS (such as language interpreter services and translations, or LIST) that have been reorganized and renamed, to change timeframes for DSHS mailing of letters notifying applicants of their test dates, and to review the chapter for other necessary changes.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: At a later date, the department will file a proposed rule and proposed rule-making notice for publication in the state register, invite public comments and hold a public hearing. The proposal will be sent to everyone on the mailing list to receive rule-making notices on this subject, and to anyone who requests the proposal. If you want to be added to the mailing list, or want information about the development of this rule, please contact the person listed below.
This notice and all DSHS rule-making notices, proposed rules and adopted rules are available on the internet at http://www1.dshs.wa.gov/msa/rpau/.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Brian Lindgren, Manager, Language Testing and Certifications, P.O. Box 45850, Olympia, WA 98504-0580, phone (360) 664-6093, fax (360) 664-6185, e-mail LindgBH@dshs.wa.gov.
December 16, 2003
Brian H. Lindgren, Manager
Rules and Policies Assistance Unit