SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
[Filed June 13, 1997, 4:47 p.m.]
Date of Adoption: June 12, 1997.
Purpose: Amend chapter 440-22 WAC sections and add new sections necessary to redefine the terms chemical dependency (CD) counselor and CD intern and add requirement to obtain "certification of qualification" and "letter of enrollment" respectively. Amend chapter 440-22 WAC sections necessary to add the requirement for certified CD programs to adopt the patient placement criteria published by the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) as the standard for patient admissions, continuing care, transfers, and discharges. Amend WAC 440-22-005, 440-22-225, 440-22-230, and 440-22-335 to correct language or further explain the current regulations.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 440-22-005, 440-22-180, 440-22-200, 440-22-220, 440-22-225, 440-22-230, 440-22-240, 440-22-250, 440-22-260, 440-22-280, 440-22-300, 440-22-320, 440-22-325, and 440-22-335.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 70.96A.040 and [70.96A.]090.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 97-08-073 on April 2, 1997.
Changes Other than Editing from Proposed to Adopted Version: (1) Written suggestions were received from staff of the maternal and infant health section of the Department of Health (DOH) suggesting updated language for two terms in WAC 440-22-005 definitions section ("first steps" and "medical practitioner"). The reason was to make these definitions consistent with the same terms used by DOH. We have accepted the suggestions and have included them in the final text.
(2) We have dropped our proposed revision to WAC 440-22-310 upon advice from the Department of Social and Health Services, rules and policy unit that additional amendments to this section may be necessary.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 3, amended 10, repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, amended 4, repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.
Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
June 12, 1997
Edith M. Rice, Chief
Administrative Services Division
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