PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Disability Services Administration)
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Amending chapter 388-820 WAC, Community residential services and support and other related sections.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 71A.12.030 and 71A.12.080.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The purpose of amending these rules is to add new sections to chapter 388-820 WAC that attend to the following issues: Health and safety, community protection program, assessments, restrictive procedures, inspections, enforcement remedies, appeals, agency finances and client's rights.
In addition, the proposed rules will clarify procedures and requirements addressing abuse and neglect reporting, and sections that involve the individual financial plans. The department also needs to update chapter 388-820 WAC to follow the federal requirements of the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services.
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 Code Reviser with notice of proposed rule making, and send the proposal 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 Jill Young, Program Manager, P.O. Box 45600, Olympia, WA 98504-5600, phone (360) 725-3210, fax (360) 725-3208, TTY 1-800-737-7931, e-mail Youngjk@dshs.wa.gov.
December 15, 2004
Brian H. Lindgren, Manager
Rules and Policies Assistance Unit