PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Disability Services Administration)
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Amending WAC 388-97-017 Nursing homes -- Discrimination prohibited, and other related sections.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.51.070 and 74.42.620.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The purpose of amending this rule is to be consistent with recently passed legislation SSB 6466 (chapter 34, Laws of 2004) - an act regarding the admission of residents to nursing facilities.
Process for Developing New Rule: DSHS welcomes the public to take part in developing the rules. Anyone interested in participating should contact the staff person indicated below. At a later date, DSHS will file the proposed rule with the Office of the Code Reviser with a notice of proposed rule making, and send the proposal to everyone currently on the mailing list and anyone else who requests a copy.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Lisa NH Yanagida, Program Manager, 640 Woodland Square Loop S.E., P.O. Box 45600, Olympia, WA 98504-5600, phone (360) 725-2589, 1-800-422-3263, fax (360) 438-7903, TTY (360) 493-2637, e-mail email@example.com.
May 27, 2004
Brian H. Lindgren, Manager
Rules and Policies Assistance Unit