WSR 13-19-070
(Economic Services Administration)
[Filed September 17, 2013, 9:48 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: New sections and/or amendments in chapter 388-14A WAC, implementing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA, PL 111-148), 42 U.S.C. 18001ff.
Along with the adoption of these rules, the division of child support (DCS) will be amending its state plan under Title IV-D of the federal Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 654).
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 26.23.120, 34.05.350 (1)(b), 43.20A.550, 74.04.055, 74.08.090, 74.20.040(9), 74.20A.310, and 2E2SHB 1738, chapter 15, Laws of 2011.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: DCS is adopting these rules to change DCS policy and procedure to bring our practices into accord with changes made by the community services division and the health care authority as they implement the ACA in the state of Washington.
Process for Developing New Rule: DCS engages in modified collaborative rule making. Those persons wishing to participate in developing the new rules are encouraged to contact Nancy Koptur at the DSHS/DCS headquarters as soon as possible. DCS will post information regarding this rule development project and others on its web site, which can be found at, or on the DSHS economic services administration's policy review web site, which can be found at DSHS/DCS encourages the public to take part in developing the rules. After the rules are drafted, DSHS will file a copy with the office of the code reviser with a notice of proposed rule making, and will send a copy to everyone currently on the mailing list and to anyone else 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 Nancy Koptur, DCS Rules Coordinator, DCS, P.O. Box 9162, Mailstop 45860, Olympia, WA 98507-9162, e-mail or, phone (360) 664-5065, toll-free 1-800-457-6202, fax (360) 664-5342, TTY/TDD 360-664-5011.
September 16, 2013
Katherine I. Vasquez
Rules Coordinator