WSR 08-16-132

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Disability Services Administration)

[ Filed August 6, 2008, 9:27 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is considering amending WAC 388-76-10000 Definitions, 388-76-10036 License requirements -- Multiple adult family home management, 388-76-10040 License requirements -- Qualified person must live-in or be on-site, 388-76-10080 Application -- Coprovider, 388-76-10105 Application -- Change of ownership, 388-76-10170 Criminal history background check -- Information -- Confidentiality -- Use restricted, 388-76-10173 Disclosure of employee information -- Employer immunity -- Rebuttable presumption, 388-76-10335 Resident assessment topics, 388-76-10645 Resident rights -- Quality of life -- Reasonable accommodation, 388-76-10783 Water hazards -- Safety, 388-76-11015 Resident protection program -- Disputing a preliminary finding; and other related rules as appropriate.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 70.128.040.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: To clarify requirements, make technical corrections and update sections due to statutory changes enacted during the 2008 legislative session.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Washington state patrol.

Process for Developing New Rule: Negotiated rule making; and DSHS welcomes the public to take part in developing the rules. Anyone interested should contact the staff person identified below. At a later date, DSHS will file a proposal with the office of the code reviser with a notice of proposed rule making. A copy of the proposal will be sent to everyone on the mailing list and to anyone who requests a copy. The department intends to follow the negotiated rule-making process.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Maureen Lally, Program Manager, DSHS, Residential Care Services, Aging and Disability Services Administration, P.O. Box 45600, Olympia, WA 98504-5600, phone (360) 725-3204, fax (360) 438-7903, TTY (877) 905-0454, e-mail lallyma@dshs.wa.gov. Interested parties and stakeholders can participate by accessing and commenting on the draft proposed rule language at www.aasa.dshs.wa.gov/professional/afh.htm through e-mail, fax or direct contact with the program manager and/or through contacts with members of the statutorily established adult family home advisory committee.

August 6, 2008

Stephanie E. Schiller

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office