WSR 09-15-162

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Disability Services Administration)

[ Filed July 21, 2009, 12:16 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is amending WAC 388-832-0160 Are there limits to the respite care I receive?, 388-832-0305 Who are qualified providers for parent/sibling education?, 388-832-345 Are there limitations on one-time awards?, and 388-832-0460 How will DDD notify me of their decisions?

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 71A.12.030, 71A.12.040, 71A.12.0161.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The proposed rules clarify limits on respite care, identify who are qualified providers for parent/sibling education and specifies how the division of developmental disabilities will notify clients of decisions regarding the individual and family services program.

Other changes, clarifications and corrections 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 Meredith Kelly, Program Manager, Division of Developmental Disabilities, P.O. Box 45310, Lacey, WA 98504-5310, phone (360) 725-3524, fax (360) 407-0955, e-mail kellymj@dshs.wa.gov.

July 15, 2009

Stephanie E. Schiller

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office