SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Disability Services Administration)
Date of Adoption: January 28, 2004.
Purpose: The Division of Developmental Disabilities is amending rules in chapter 388-820 WAC to specify health and safety standards that service providers must meet to support clients in mental health crisis diversion services. The rules also specify training requirements for staff working with clients in these settings and administrative responsibilities of the contractor. The standards will ensure provision of supports to client in DDD-contracted mental health crisis diversion services that are consistent with the division's philosophy of community supports and establish standards for monitoring these services. The standard added regarding safety features is to also clarify requirements for providers regarding the health and safety of clients receiving community residential services and support services. DDD also proposes revisions to: Correct errors in rules adopted as WSR 01-22-020; clarify the language of the rules; and clarify requirements for providers. New sections adopted are WAC 388-820-053, 388-820-073, 388-820-083, 388-820-403, and 388-820-553.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 388-820-020, 388-820-030, 388-820-050, 388-820-060, 388-820-070, 388-820-090, 388-820-100, 388-820-120, 388-820-230, 388-820-260, 388-820-290, 388-820-300, 388-820-310, 388-820-320, 388-820-330, 388-820-340, 388-820-350, 388-820-400, 388-820-410, 388-820-550, 388-820-560, 388-820-600, 388-820-650, and 388-820-690.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 71A.12.030.
Other Authority: Chapter 71A.12 RCW.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 03-21-033 on October 8, 2003.
Changes Other than Editing from Proposed to Adopted Version: In WAC 388-820-020, the definition of "(SSP) state supplemental payment" was revised to conform to the definition of the same term in chapter 388-827 WAC; and in WAC 388-820-320, a new subsection was added: "(1) Pass background check as per WAC 388-820-310," and other subsections were renumbered accordingly.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 3, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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 5, Amended 21, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making:
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Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
January 28, 2004
Brian H. Lindgren, Manager
Rules and Policies Assistance Unit
Reviser's note: The material contained in this filing exceeded the page-count limitations of WAC 1-21-040 for appearance in this issue of the Register. It will appear in the 04-05 issue of the Register.