WSR 05-16-080

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Disability Services Administration)

[ Filed August 1, 2005, 4:23 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 388-112-0210, related to continuing education topics for residential caregiver training; WAC 388-112-0255, related to content requirements for first-aid training; and other WAC chapters may be opened as needed.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.20.090, 70.128.010.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The purpose of the new language in WAC 388-112-0210 is to add .5 hours per year of safe food handling continuing education for adult family home caregivers, as required by new subsection (6) of RCW 70.128.010. The purpose of new language in WAC 388-112-0255 is to add content requirements for first-aid training. In addition, ADSA may amend existing rules to ensure that rules are current and clear. Policy changes that arise during this time will be incorporated into 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 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 Tiffany Sevruk, Home and Community Services, P.O. Box 45600, Olympia, WA 98504-5600, phone (360) 725-2538, fax (360) 407-7582, e-mail sevruta@dshs.wa.gov.

August 1, 2005

Andy Fernando, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

Washington State Code Reviser's Office