WSR 11-03-078

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)

[ Filed January 18, 2011, 2:51 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: The community services division is proposing changes and additions to WAC 388-400-0025 Who is eligible for disability lifeline benefits?, and any other related rules, in order to comply with RCW 74.04.005.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.04.005, 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, 74.08.090.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department will propose amendments and additions to WAC 388-400-0025, and any other related rules, in order to comply with RCW 74.04.005 which requires the department to provide disability lifeline benefits to eligible pregnant women who are not eligible for federal assistance programs.

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 M. Shane Riddle, Program Manager, Community Services Division, P.O. Box 45470, Olympia, WA 98504-5470, phone (360) 725-4352, fax (360) 725-4905, e-mail riddlMS@dshs.wa.gov.

January 13, 2011

Katherine I. Vasquez

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office