WSR 12-17-135



(Special Commitment Center)

[ Filed August 21, 2012, 3:18 p.m. ]

     Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is ending further use of chapter 388-885 WAC, Reimbursement.

     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 in this chapter are no longer needed by DSHS or special commitment center (SCC). Chapter 388-885 WAC pertained to reimbursement for indigent defense. In this legislative session, SSB 6493 transferred all powers, duties, and functions of DSHS and SCC pertaining to indigent defense under chapter 71.09 RCW are transferred to the office of public defense.

     Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

     Process for Developing New Rule: This is a legislated change; the subject of this rule is no longer under the purview of DSHS and SCC, no rule is being developed or modified, a chapter is being delimited.

     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