PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Disability Services Administration)
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Amending WAC 388-97-076 Nursing homes -- Prevention of abuse and other related sections.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.34.165, 74.34.020, and 74.34.035.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The purpose of amending these rules is to comply with the recently passed legislation ESHB 1904 (chapter 230, Laws of 2003) -- An act relating to the reporting of incidents by mandated reporters.
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 in participating should contact the staff person indicated below. At a later date, DSHS will file proposed rules with the Office of the Code Reviser with a notice of proposed rule making, and send a copy to everyone currently on the mailing list and anyone else 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 Lisa NH Yanagida, Program Manager, 640 Woodland Square Loop S.E., P.O. Box 45600, Olympia, WA 98504-5600, phone (360) 725-2589, 1-800-422-3263, fax (360) 438-7903, TTY (360) 493-2637, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 29, 2003
Brian H. Lindgren, Manager
Rules and Policies Assistance Unit