WSR 07-05-037

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Disability Services Administration)

[ Filed February 14, 2007, 4:11 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: DDD no longer plans to use the division of developmental disabilities mini-assessment process described in chapter 388-824 WAC after May 31, 2007, and intends to repeal WAC 388-824-0001, 388-824-0010, 388-824-0015, 388-824-0020, 388-824-0025, 388-824-0030, 388-824-0040, 388-824-0050, 388-824-0055, 388-824-0060, 388-824-0065, 388-824-0070, 388-824-0080, 388-824-0090, 288-824-0100, 388-824-0120, 388-824-0140, 388-824-0170, 388-824-0190, 388-824-0210, 388-824-0220, 388-824-0230, 388-824-0240, 388-824-0260, 388-824-0280, 388-824-0290, 388-824-0310, 388-824-0320, and 388-824-0330.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Title 71A RCW, RCW 71A.12.030.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: On June 1, 2007, DDD will adopt chapter 388-828 WAC governing DDD's new "DDD assessment" process in accordance with recommendations in a June 2003, performance audit by the joint legislative audit and review committee. These new rules will govern the assessment process for people who were previously eligible to receive a mini assessment. Since DDD will no longer use the mini-assessment, DDD intends to repeal the rules governing its use.

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 a proposal 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 Mark R. Eliason, P.O. Box 45310, Olympia, WA 98504-5310, phone (360) 725-2517, fax (360) 407-0905, e-mail eliasmr2@dshs.wa.gov.

February 14, 2007

Jim Schnellman, Chief

Office of Administrative Resources

Washington State Code Reviser's Office