WSR 21-01-111
(Developmental Disabilities Administration)
[Filed December 14, 2020, 12:06 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is considering creating new chapter 388-847 WAC and amending other related rules as may be required in Title 388 WAC.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 71A.12.030, 71A.12.120.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The developmental disabilities administration (DDA) is planning to write new rules to govern the new stabilization, assessment, and intervention facility (SAIF) program. The SAIF program was created by the 2019-2021 operating budget (ESHB 1109, section 203(j), chapter 415, Laws of 2019). During the course of this review, the department may make additional changes that are necessary to improve rule clarity or update policy.
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 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 Chantelle Diaz, DDA, P.O. Box 45310, Olympia, WA 98504-5310, phone 360-407-1589, fax 360-407-0955, TTY 1-800-833-6388, email
December 14, 2020
Katherine I. Vasquez
Rules Coordinator