WSR 09-20-107



(Health and Recovery Services Administration)

[ Filed October 7, 2009, 10:17 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 09-01-143.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: The department is repealing WAC 388-533-1000 First Steps child care program.

Hearing Location(s): Blake Office Park East, Rose Room, 4500 10th Avenue S.E., Lacey, WA 98503 (one block north of the intersection of Pacific Avenue S.E. and Alhadeff Lane. A map or directions are available at or by calling (360) 664-6094), on November 10, 2009, at 10:00 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: Not sooner than November 11, 2009.

Submit Written Comments to: DSHS Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 45850, Olympia, WA 98504-5850, delivery 4500 10th Avenue S.E., Lacey, WA 98503, e-mail, fax (360) 664-6185, by 5 p.m. on November 10, 2009.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Jennisha Johnson, DSHS rules consultant, by October 27, 2009, TTY (360) 664-6178 or (360) 664-6094 or by e-mail at

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The First Steps child care program is eliminated to meet the legislative requirements of sections 201 and 209 of the operating budget for fiscal years 2010 and 2011.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: The repeal of this rule is necessary for the department to fully meet the legislatively mandated appropriation reduction in chapter 564, Laws of 2009 (ESHB 1244), for maternity support services (WAC 388-533-1000 was repealed by emergency adoption effective June 1, 2009).

Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 564, Laws of 2009 (ESHB 1244); RCW 74.08.090 and 74.09.800.

Statute Being Implemented: Chapter 564, Laws of 2009 (ESHB 1244).

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Name of Proponent: Department of social and health services, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Kathy Sayre, P.O. Box 45504, Olympia, WA 98504, (360) 725-1342; Implementation and Enforcement: Todd Sletvett, P.O. Box 45530, Olympia, WA 98504, (360) 725-1626.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. The department analyzed the proposed rule repeal and concludes that it will impose no new costs on small businesses. The preparation of a comprehensive small business economic impact statement is not required.

A cost-benefit analysis is required under RCW 34.05.328. A preliminary cost-benefit analysis may be obtained by contacting Todd Sletvett, Section Manager, P.O. Box 45530, Olympia, WA 98504-5530, phone (360) 725-1626, fax (360) 664-4371, e-mail [].

October 5, 2009

Stephanie E. Vaughn

Rules Coordinator


     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