WSR 97-19-009

RULES REVIEW PLAN

DEPARTMENT OF

VETERANS AFFAIRS

[Filed September 4, 1997, 4:41 p.m.]

Reviser's note: The following Rules Review Plan has been electronically generated directly from the agency and has not been through the usual editing and proofing processes.

REGULATORY IMPROVEMENT PLAN


1. Identify stakeholder groups to be notified of regulatory improvement initiative.

Responsible Staff: Executive Management Team

Date: August 12, 1997

2. Review draft regulatory improvement plan with key stakeholder groups.

Date: August 15 - 21, 1997

3. Finalize Regulatory Improvement Plan and Review Schedule, taking into consideration any comments received from stakeholders.

Start Date: August 21, 1997

Director and Executive Team to review and approve any changes to draft plan.

Send Regulatory Improvement Plan to Governor's office: August 29, 1997

Responsible Staff: Policy Analyst

4. Begin Regulatory Reviews per Rule Review Schedule. Involve all key stakeholder groups:

5. Continue regulatory improvement process, with annual progress reports to the Governor on completed regulatory reviews and any improvement measures taken.

Report Due Date: 10/15/97 and annually thereafter.

Responsible Staff: Policy Analyst

6. Conduct simultaneous review of agency policies to determine the need for potential rule revisions/additions/deletions to agency rules and/or policies.

a. The Executive Policy Committee and Executive Management Team will conduct this assessment using established internal policy review procedures and review criteria listed in EO 97-02.

Begin August 1997

Complete By December 31, 1998

Responsible Staff: Executive Management Team

List of Stakeholder and Constituent Groups

Veteran Service Organizations

Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee (VAAC)

Veterans Affairs Legislative Coalition

Department of Health - professional licensing

Department of Social and Health Services - Aging and Adult Services -- Medicaid Certified Nursing Facilities - SVH

SVH - Survey Teams

Washington State Long Term Care Ombudsman

Legal Services - WSH -- Columbia Legal Services

Legal Services - WVH --June Gerard

DVA AAG

SVH Resident Councils

Labor Representatives - WFSE & WSNA

VA Regional Office - Fiduciary sections

VA Health Administration - SVH sections

State Legislators - from SVH districts

Other interested parties - mailing list for rule making

NOTE (Early Success): The Department of Veterans Affairs has had early successes with coordination with major stakeholder groups. The above list was developed during the review and update of WAC 484-20, State Veterans Homes, that was effective in December 1994. Several sections of WAC 484-20 were subsequently reviewed and updated (based on stakeholder comments) and were effective 3/28/97.

WAC Review Schedule*

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(Illus. 1)


Stakeholder List

Veteran Service Organizations

Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee (VAAC)

Veterans Affairs Legislative Coalition

DVA AAG

Legal Services - WSH -- Columbia Legal Services

Legal Services - WVH --June Gerard

Labor Representatives - WFSE & WSNA

Other interested parties - mailing list for rule making

(Illus. 2)




(Illus. 3)


Stakeholder List

Veteran Service Organizations

Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee (VAAC)

Veterans Affairs Legislative Coalition

Department of Health - professional licensing

Department of Social and Health Services - Aging and Adult Services -- Medicaid Certified Nursing Facilities - SVH

SVH - Survey Teams

Washington State Long Term Care Ombudsman

Legal Services - WSH -- Columbia Legal Services

Legal Services - WVH --June Gerard

DVA AAG

SVH Resident Councils

Labor Representatives - WFSE & WSNA

VA Health Administration - SVH sections

State Legislators - from SVH districts

Other interested parties - mailing list for rule making

(Illus. 4)


Stakeholder List

Veteran Service Organizations

Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee (VAAC)

Veterans Affairs Legislative Coalition

DVA AAG

Legal Services - WSH -- Columbia Legal Services

Legal Services - WVH --June Gerard

VA Regional Office - Fiduciary sections

Other interested parties - mailing list for rule making

(Illus. 5)


Stakeholder List

Veteran Service Organizations

Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee (VAAC)

Veterans Affairs Legislative Coalition

SVH Resident Councils

DVA - Veterans Benefit Specialist staff

DVA AAG

Legal Services - WSH -- Columbia Legal Services

Legal Services - WVH --June Gerard

VA Regional Office - Fiduciary sections

Other interested parties - mailing list for rule making

(Illus. 6)




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Stakeholder List

Veteran Service Organizations

Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee (VAAC)

Veterans Affairs Legislative Coalition

DVA - Medical Records Staff

DVA AAG

Legal Services - WSH -- Columbia Legal Services

Legal Services - WVH -- June Gerard

Other interested parties - mailing list for rule making

NOTE (Early Success): The Department of Veterans Affairs completed permanent rule making for Chapter 484-20 WAC, State Veterans Homes, in December 1994. This process included involvement of major stakeholder and constituent groups and public hearings.

* The WAC Review Schedule is subject to change depending on receipt of additional input from stakeholders.

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