WSR 20-05-060
(Economic Services Administration)
[Filed February 14, 2020, 11:15 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The community services division is planning to amend WAC 388-280-0010 What is the United States Repatriation Program?, 388-280-0020 How do I apply for repatriation assistance?, 388-280-0030 Do I have to repay the repatriation assistance?, 388-280-0040 Are there limits to my income and resources?, 388-280-0050 How long can I receive repatriation assistance?, 388-280-0060 What services are available to me under the repatriation program?, and other related rules as may be required.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.08.090.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Rules changes planned under this filing will clarify and update existing rule language, aligning with current federal policy.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: The department continues to align with United States Department of Health and Human Services and United States State Department policy in administering the United States Repatriation Program in Washington state.
Process for Developing New Rule: The department of social and health services (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 Olga Walker, P.O. Box 45440, Olympia, WA 98504, phone 360-725-4641, fax 360-725-4904, email
February 14, 2020
Katherine I. Vasquez
Rules Coordinator