WSR 05-14-073

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Disability Services Administration)

[ Filed June 30, 2005, 1:51 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Amending private duty nursing rules in WAC 388-71-0900 through 388-71-0965 and related rules as appropriate. Rules may be repealed and adopted in new chapter 388-106 WAC. Other WAC chapters may be opened as needed.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.520, 42 C.F.R. 440.80.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Rules are necessary to clarify the definitions for nursing services, to define the scope of services to be authorized, and to describe the necessity for documentation to support the required services. Policy changes that arise may also be incorporated in this rule making.

Process for Developing New Rule: DSHS welcomes the public to take part in developing these rules. Draft material and information about how to participate may be obtained from the department representative listed below. At a later date, DSHS will file the proposed rule with the Office of the Code Reviser with a notice of proposed rule making, and send the proposal to everyone currently on the mailing list and 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 contacting Tiffany Sevruk, Home and Community Services, P.O. Box 45600, Olympia, WA 98504-5600, phone (360) 725-2538, fax (360) 407-7582, TTY (360) 493-2637, e-mail sevruta@dshs.wa.gov.

June 24, 2005

Andy Fernando, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

Washington State Code Reviser's Office