PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Disability Services Administration)
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 388-71-05923 Social services for adults, related to training timelines for contracted home care for adults, and related rules as appropriate.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.39A.050.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The language that requires basic training to be completed within one hundred twenty days after beginning to work with their first Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) client has been very difficult to implement. Data is not available for staff to track if an individual provider has worked with any DSHS client under all DSHS administrations.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: Convene a work group of interested parties to determine a workable solution. The department welcomes public participation in the development of its rules. Contact the person listed below for information on how to participate.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Dotti Wilke, Program Manager, Aging and Disability Services Administration, P.O. Box 45600, Olympia, WA 98504-5600, phone (360) 725-2539, fax (360) 725-2646, or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 17, 2003
Brian H. Lindgren, Manager
Rules and Policies Assistance Unit