WSR 06-08-034

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Disability Services Administration)

[ Filed March 28, 2006, 4:33 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: The division of developmental disabilities is creating a new chapter 388-831 WAC, Community protection program, to implement ESSB 6630, Laws of 2006.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: ESSB 6630, Laws of 2006, chapter 71A.12 RCW.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: These rules are needed to implement ESSB 6630 - the establishment of the community protection program. This new chapter describes the rules governing the operating procedures for the community protection program.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: The department welcomes the public to participate in the development of these rules. At a later date, the department will publish proposed rules for public comment, and a public hearing will be held before the rules are adopted as permanent.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Steve Brink, Program Manager, Division of Developmental Disabilities, P.O. Box 45310, Olympia, WA 98504-5310, phone (360) 725-3416, fax (360) 407-0955, e-mail brinksc@dshs.wa.gov.

March 27, 2006

Andy Fernando, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

Washington State Code Reviser's Office