May 21, 2024

Scheduled Hearing Dates: 
May 21, 2024 10:00am

Rule-Making Hearing Docket

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Rule Title/Subject Contact Person Washington State Register Citations

Chapter 388-880 WAC      

WAC 388-880-005 Special commitment of sexually violent predators – Legal basis (amend), 388-880-007 Purpose (amend), 388-880-010 Definitions (amend), 388-880-020 Authorization for indefinite commitment to the sexual predator program (amend), 388-880-030 Sexual predator program supplemental and post commitment evaluations (repeal), 388-880-031 Sexual predator program annual evaluation (amend), 388-880-033 Evaluator – Qualifications (amend), 388-880-034 Evaluator – Supplemental and post commitment evaluation responsibilities (repeal), 388-880-035 Refusal to participate in a supplemental or post commitment pretrial evaluation (repeal), 388-880-036 Supplemental evaluation – Reporting (repeal), 388-880-040 Individualized treatment: clinical services (amend), 388-880-041  Individualized treatment: discharge planning (new), 388-880-050 Rights of a person court-detained or civilly committed to the special commitment center (amend), and possible other sections in chapter 388-880 WAC.

Christina Wells (253) 363-0274

Preproposal notice filed as WSR 23-15-035
Proposed rules filed as WSR 24-09-058
Hearing Date: May 21, 2024

WACs 388-850-020, 388-850-025, 388-850-035 & 388-850-045

WAC 388-850-020, Plan development and submission, 388-850-025, Program operation—General provisions, 388-850-035, Services—Developmental disabilities, and 388-850-045, What is the formula for distribution of funding to the counties? These amendments are intended to increase the percentage of allocated funds for county administrative expenses and to simplify the process for county plan development. The first time these rules went to hearing there was a typo in a contact person’s email address. DDA would like to have another public hearing and public comment period to ensure stakeholders have another opportunity to provide comment.

Chantelle Diaz
(360) 407-1589

Preproposal filed as WSR 23-20-065
Proposed rules filed as WSR 24-03-051 Supplemental Proposed rules filed as WSR 24-09-034 

Hearing Date:  May 21, 2024

WACs 388-416-0005, 388-418-0011 & 388-450-0200

The department is proposing to amend the following WAC sections: WAC 388-416-0005, “How long can I get Basic Food?”, 388-418-0011, “What is a mid-certification review, and do I have to complete one in order to keep receiving benefits?”, and 388-450-0200, “Will the medical expenses of elderly persons or individuals with disabilities in my assistance unit be used as an income deduction for basic food?”

Carolyn Horlor (360) 764-0676

Roanne Harris
(360) 870-8059

Preproposal notice filed as WSR 24-02-044
Proposed rules filed as WSR 24-09-023     
Hearing Date:  May 21, 2024

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