PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)
[Filed June 19, 2019, 8:47 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is planning to amend WAC 388-478-0027 What are the payment standards for pregnant women assistance?, and other related rules as may be required.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.04.005
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Changes to WAC 388-478-0027 are necessary to increase the payment standard for the pregnant women assistance program based on the 2019-21 operating budget, effective July 1, 2019.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: The Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) welcomes the public to take part in developing 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 Nicholas Swiatkowski, P.O. Box 45470, Olympia, WA 98504-5470, phone 360-725-4638, fax 360-725-4904, email email@example.com.
June 18, 2019
Katherine I. Vasquez