WSR 07-15-081

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Disability Services Administration)

[ Filed July 18, 2007, 8:47 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is adding and amending sections within chapter 388-828 WAC, Division of developmental disabilities (DDD) assessment.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 71A.16 RCW, RCW 71A.12.030, 71A.12.040, and Title 71A RCW.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Chapter 388-828 WAC, the DDD assessment, this rule will amend, repeal and add new sections to chapter 388-828 WAC. The amendments and new sections will include the algorithm to determine residential service levels, and other changes, clarifications and corrections necessary. This rule will incorporate the emergency CR-103 to amend the individual and family services assessment filed under WSR-07-14-081 and the emergency CR-103 to amend the income reporting requirements filed under WSR 07-15-054. Other policy changes that arise during this rule-making process may be incorporated, and other WAC chapters may need to be updated as a result of this rule making.

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 Debbie Roberts, Program Manager, Division of Developmental Disabilities, P.O. Box 45310, Lacey, WA 98504, phone (360) 725-3400, fax (360) 407-0955, e-mail roberdx@dshs.wa.gov.

July 17, 2007

Stephanie E. Schiller

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office