WSR 15-06-036
(Economic Services Administration)
(Community Services Division)
[Filed February 26, 2015, 10:19 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is proposing to amend WAC 388-408-0040 How does living in an institution affect my eligibility for Basic Food?, 388-474-0012 What is state supplemental payment (SSP) and who can get it?, and other related rules in Title 388 WAC containing references to the division of developmental disabilities (DDD).
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, 74.04.510, 74.08.090, 7 C.F.R. 273.11.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department is proposing to amend rules to update information and change references to the DDD to the developmental disabilities administration (DDA), the new name for this state agency as of 2013.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: The department of social and health services (DSHS) underwent reorganization in 2013. This reorganization created the DDA. The community services division is coordinating this rule change with key staff in the DDA to make sure rule changes are consistent with that administration's regulations and state law, and to add clarity for users.
The state legislature authorizes the department to administer the food stamp program (SNAP) and food assistance program for legal immigrants under RCW 74.04.500, 74.04.510, and 74.08A.120.
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 Ezra Paskus, Program Manager, Economic Services Administration, Community Services Division, P.O. Box 45470, Olympia, WA 98504-5470, phone (360) 725-4611, fax (360) 725-4905, e-mail
February 26, 2015
Katherine I. Vasquez
Rules Coordinator