WSR 18-06-046
(Developmental Disabilities Administration)
[Filed March 1, 2018, 4:40 p.m.]
Original Notice.
Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 17-23-166.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: The department is proposing to amend and repeal existing sections and create one new section in chapter 388-832 WAC, Individual and family services program.
Hearing Location(s): On April 24, 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 April 25, 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., April 24, 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 April 10, 2018.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The proposed amendments to chapter 388-832 WAC remove references to the individual and family services (IFS) request list, add required approval from the deputy assistant secretary or designee for a community service grant project, and limit community service grant projects to available funding. Other proposed amendments clarify program requirements, eliminate unnecessary section divisions, and combine section content.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: Under SSB 6387 (2014), the legislature directed the department to create a request list. The developmental disabilities administration no longer requires clients to be added to the IFS request list. Removing references to the IFS request list allows people to access one-time awards and emergency services. Adding prior approval requirements and limits to community service grants clarifies the process related to these grants.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 71A.12.030.
Statute Being Implemented: RCW 71A.12.161.
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Name of Proponent: DSHS, governmental.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Chantelle Diaz, P.O. Box 45310, Olympia, WA 98504-5310, 360-407-1589; Implementation and Enforcement: Lonnie Keesee, P.O. Box 45310, Olympia, WA 98504-5310, 360-407-1529.
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 Chantelle Diaz, P.O. Box 45310, Olympia, WA 98504-5310, phone 360-407-1589, fax 360-407-0955, TTY 1-800-833-6388, 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 19.85.025(4).
Explanation of exemptions: The proposed amendments impose no new or disproportionate costs on small businesses, so a small business economic impact statement is not required.
February 28, 2018
Katherine I. Vasquez
Rules Coordinator
Reviser's note: The material contained in this filing exceeded the page-count limitations of WAC 1-21-040 for appearance in this issue of the Register. It will appear in the 18-07 issue of the Register.