PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
[Filed July 16, 1998, 2:55 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Health, safety and administrative (including cost recovery) standards for various state institutions and facilities.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 43.70.040(1) and 43.70.130(8).
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Need to adopt standards for state owned or contracted institutions and facilities regarding (1) sanitation, (2) health care, and (3) to indicate reimbursement rates to the Department of Health for regulatory services provided.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Department of Labor and Industries has responsibilities for health and safety standards limited to protecting employees working in such state institutions and facilities. The Department of Social and Health Services regulates itself regarding nursing, mental health and residential care provided its institutions and facilities. Various state boards and commissions regulate practices of health professionals. All these entities will be asked to participate in providing input to the development of such rules and will be included on the mailing list of interested parties.
Process for Developing New Rule: Agency study.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Bliss Moore, Facilities and Services Licensing, P.O. Box 47852, Olympia, WA 98504-7852, phone (360) 705-6660, fax (360) 705-6654, e-mail BXM0303@hub.wa.doh.gov.
July 14, 1998
Kristine Van Gorkom