WSR 09-16-105

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Children's Administration)

[ Filed August 4, 2009, 12:15 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Amending WAC 388-27-0275 When does the department review an adoptions support agreement?, by deleting subsection (1)(a).

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.13.031 (as amended by chapter 235, Laws of 2009), 74.04.050, and chapter 26.44 RCW.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The amended rule will be in compliance with new law amending RCW 74.13.118 eliminating the requirement for the adoption support program to do reviews every five years.

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 Lonnie Locke, Department of Social and Health Services, Permanency/Placement Services, P.O. Box 45710, Olympia, WA 98504-5710, phone (360) 902-7932, fax (360) 902-7903, e-mail lolo300@dshs.wa.gov.

August 4, 2009

Don Goldsby, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

Washington State Code Reviser's Office