WSR 12-17-134



(Special Commitment Center)

[ Filed August 21, 2012, 3:17 p.m. ]

     Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is amending WAC 388-880-150 Requests for public disclosure and related rules as required.

     Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 71.09.800 and 72.01.090.

     Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The existing rules require updating to better reflect current practices and new limitations recently applied to RCW 71.09.120 in SSB 6493 during this recent legislative session related to matters associated with public disclosure submission requests made by residents of the special commitment center program.

     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 and special commitment center (SCC) 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 Mark Davis, Administrative Services Chief, DSHS, SCC, Mailstop W27-22, P.O. Box 88450, Steilacoom, WA 98388-0646, phone (253) 583-5938, fax (253) 589-7368, e-mail

August 21, 2012

Katherine I. Vasquez

Rules Coordinator