PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Disability Services Administration)
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 388-71-0194 Home and community services, nursing services.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.09.520.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: HB 1621 amends RCW 74.09.520, changing the existing requirement that "plans of care must be reviewed by a nurse," to allow for targeted review. This requires a change to WAC 388-71-0194.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: 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 proposed rules 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.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by commenting to Kristi Knudsen, P.O. Box 45600, Olympia, WA 98504-5600, (360) 725-2537, fax (360) 438-8633, Knudskl@dshs.wa.gov.
May 20, 2003
Brian H. Lindgren, Manager
Rules and Policies Assistance Unit