WSR 09-20-003

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Health and Recovery Services Administration)

[ Filed September 24, 2009, 9:30 a.m. , effective September 26, 2009 ]


Effective Date of Rule: September 26, 2009.

Purpose: Under the 2009-11 Omnibus operating budget, funding for maternity support services is reduced by twenty percent from current levels. In order to meet this legislatively-mandated reduction, WAC 388-533-1000 is being repealed.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 388-533-1000.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 74.08.090 and 74.09.800.

Other Authority: 2009-11 Omnibus operating budget (ESHB 1244).

Under RCW 34.05.350 the agency for good cause finds that in order to implement the requirements or reductions in appropriations enacted in any budget for fiscal years 2009, 2010, or 2011, which necessitates the need for the immediate adoption, amendment, or repeal of a rule, and that observing the time requirements of notice and opportunity to comment upon adoption of a permanent rule would be contrary to the fiscal needs or requirements of the agency.

Reasons for this Finding: This emergency filing is necessary to continue the current emergency rule (repeal) for WAC 388-533-1000 filed as WSR 09-12-051 on May 28, 2009, while the department researches cost information and prepares drafts of this information to share with providers for their input. Following this, the department plans to formally propose the permanent repeal of this rule in December of this year.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Date Adopted: September 17, 2009.

Stephanie E. Vaughn

Rules Coordinator

4061.1
REPEALER

     The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
WAC 388-533-1000 First steps child care program.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office