WSR 06-06-073

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Children's Administration)

[ Filed February 28, 2006, 4:20 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is proposing new rules to establish minimum standards for programs receiving funds from the domestic violence prevention account.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 70.123.030.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The rules will include the intent of the funding, definitions of who can be served by these funds and the services that can be provided, and the minimum experience and training standards for staff who are providing the services.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: The department is consulting with representatives from the Washington Coalition Against Domestic Violence; the office of crime victims advocacy in the department of community, trade, and economic development; and the department of health.

Process for Developing New Rule: The department invites the interested public to review and provide input on the draft language of this rule. Information about how to participate may be obtained by contacting the department representative listed below.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Maureen Kelly, Program Manager, DSHS Children's Administration, P.O. Box 45710, Olympia, WA 98504-5710, e-mail kelm300@dshs.wa.gov, phone (360) 902-7901, fax (360) 902-7903, TTY (360) 902-7906.

February 24, 2006

Andy Fernando, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

Washington State Code Reviser's Office