WSR 08-19-052

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Disability Services Administration)

[ Filed September 11, 2008, 2:03 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is amending chapter 388-826 WAC, Voluntary placement program.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 71A.10.020, 71A.12.030, 74.13.021, 74.13.350.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department is proposing to revise chapter 388-826 WAC. This amendment changes the name of the chapter to Children's residential services -- Voluntary placement and updates the rules throughout the chapter to provide more consistent administration, delivery, and monitoring across the state to all recipients of voluntary placement services.

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 welcomes the public to participate in the development of these rules. At a later date, the department will publish proposed rules for public comment, and a public hearing will be held before the rules are adopted as permanent.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Steve Brink, Program Manager, Division of Developmental Disabilities, P.O. Box 45310, Olympia, WA 98504-5310, phone (360) 725-3416, fax (360) 407-0955, e-mail brinksc@dshs.wa.gov.

September 11, 2008

Stephanie E. Schiller

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office