WSR 03-06-059

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Health and Rehabilitative Services Administration)

[ Filed February 28, 2003, 4:54 p.m. ]

Date of Adoption: February 28, 2003.

Purpose: The department is amending WAC 388-805-005, 388-805-030, 388-805-065, 388-805-145, 388-805-205, 388-805-300, 388-805-710, 388-805-720, 388-805-730, 388-805-740, and 388-805-750, and implementing new WAC 388-805-350 and 388-805-040, regulating opiate substitution treatment programs. Emergency WAC adoptions were submitted to the Washington State Code Reviser's Office on March 8, 2002, July 5, 2002, and November 1, 2002, that modified Washington Administrative Codes to begin recognizing the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) certification standards and implement the requirements of SSB 5417, an act relating to opiate substitution treatment programs that amended chapter 70.96A RCW effective July 22, 2001. This emergency rule adoption will extend the first three emergency rules for another one hundred twenty days. Preproposal statement of inquiries were filed as WSR 02-10-112, and the department is actively undertaking appropriate procedures to adopt the rules as permanent rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 388-805-005, 388-805-030, 388-805-065, 388-805-145, 388-805-205, 388-805-300, 388-805-710, 388-805-720, 388-805-730, 388-805-740, and 388-805-750.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 70.96A RCW, and 42 Code of Federal Regulations (C.F.R.), Part 8.

Other Authority: SSB 5417 (chapter 242, Laws of 2001).

Under RCW 34.05.350 the agency for good cause finds that state or federal law or federal rule or a federal deadline for state receipt of federal funds requires immediate adoption of a rule.

Reasons for this Finding: The CSAT, SAMHSA adopted 42 C.F.R., Part 8, Certification of Opioid Treatment Programs January 17, 2001, effective May 18, 2001, regulating opiate substitution treatment programs. SSB 5417, an act relating to opiate substitution treatment programs amended chapter 70.96A RCW effective July 22, 2001. Emergency rules are necessary to permit the department to certify eligible opioid treatment programs while permanent rules are being developed.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 2, Amended 11, Repealed 0.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 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 2, Amended 11, Repealed 0.
Effective Date of Rule: Immediately.

February 22, 2003

Bonita H. Jacques

for 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 03-07 issue of the Register.

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