WSR 18-03-150
(Children's Administration)
[Filed January 22, 2018, 1:35 p.m.]
Original Notice.
Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 16-24-073.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: The department is proposing to repeal existing sections and create new sections in chapter 388-61A WAC, Domestic violence victim services and prevention efforts.
Hearing Location(s): On March 13, 2018, at 10:00 a.m., at Office Building 2, Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) Headquarters, 1115 Washington, Olympia, WA 98504. Public parking at 11th and Jefferson. A map is available at
Date of Intended Adoption: Not earlier than March 14, 2018.
Submit Written Comments to: DSHS Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 45850, Olympia, WA 98504, email, fax 360-664-6185, by 5:00 p.m., March 13, 2018.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Jeff Kildahl, DSHS rules consultant, phone 360-664-6092, fax 360-664-6185, TTY 711 relay service, email, by February 27, 2018.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The department is proposing to repeal existing sections and create new sections in chapter 388-61A WAC in order to incorporate new and revised requirements mandated by chapter 70.123 RCW and the federal Family Violence Prevention and Services Act grant. A crosswalk table of existing and new WAC sections is available upon request.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: These changes are being proposed in order to comply with statutory changes to chapter 70.123 RCW and new requirements in the federal Family Violence Prevention and Services Act grant administered by DSHS.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 70.123 RCW.
Statute Being Implemented: Chapter 70.123 RCW.
Rule is necessary because of federal law, 45 C.F.R. Part 1370.4 (g)(1).
Name of Proponent: DSHS, governmental.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation, and Enforcement: Susan Hannibal, P.O. Box 45710, Olympia, WA 98504-5710, 360-902-8493.
A school district fiscal impact statement is not required under RCW 28A.305.135.
A cost-benefit analysis is required under RCW 34.05.328. A preliminary cost-benefit analysis may be obtained by contacting Susan Hannibal, P.O. Box 45710, Olympia, WA 98405-5710, phone 360-902-8493, email
This rule proposal, or portions of the proposal, is exempt from requirements of the Regulatory Fairness Act because the proposal:
Is exempt under RCW 19.85.061 because this rule making is being adopted solely to conform and/or comply with federal statute or regulations. Citation of the specific federal statute or regulation and description of the consequences to the state if the rule is not adopted: Citation and description 45 C.F.R. Part 1370.4 (g)(1).
Is exempt under RCW 19.85.025(3) as the rule content is explicitly and specifically dictated by statute.
January 18, 2018
Katherine I. Vasquez
Rules Coordinator
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