WSR 08-10-061



(Aging and Disability Services Administration)

[ Filed May 5, 2008, 2:48 p.m. ]

     Subject of Possible Rule Making:
The department is amending chapter 388-78A WAC to add new sections to implement E2SHB 2668 - chapter 146, Laws of 2008. Sections 2 and 3 of this bill address respite care in boarding homes. These sections become effective June 12, 2008.
The department is considering amending WAC 388-78A-2730 Licensee's responsibilities, 388-78A-3150 Statements of deficiency regarding plans of correction, and 388-78A-3200 Progression of enforcement remedies and other related sections concerning plans of correction.

     Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 18.20 RCW, Boarding homes.

     Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish:
To implement and clarify boarding home respite care requirements authorized by sections 2 and 3 of E2SHB 2668.
To clarify plan of correction requirements.

     Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies:
Washington state long-term care ombudsman.
Draft rules will be shared with the above entity and others for review and comment during the rule-making process.

     Process for Developing New Rule: DSHS welcomes public participation in the rule-making process as outlined below. This document and a copy of the proposed rule making will be sent to everyone on the interested parties and stakeholders mailing list and to anyone 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 Todd Henry, Boarding Home Program, Residential Care Services, Aging and Disability Services Administration, Department of Social and Health Services, P.O. Box 45600, Olympia, WA 98504-5600, phone (360) 725-2580, fax (360) 438-7903, TTY 1-877-905-0454, e-mail Interested parties and stakeholders can participate by accessing and commenting on the draft proposed rule language through e-mail at and/or through contacts with members of the statutorily established boarding home advisory board.

May 5, 2008

Stephanie E. Schiller

Rules Coordinator

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