WSR 06-09-038

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Health and Recovery Services Administration)

[ Filed April 13, 2006, 4:28 p.m. , effective April 13, 2006 ]


Effective Date of Rule: Immediately.

Purpose: Section 107 of 2SSB 6793a (chapter 333, Laws of 2006) changes the way hospital beds are allocated to the regional support networks (RSNs) in the state mental health system. Section 404 makes the law effective immediately. The changes to the hospital bed allocation make the existing WAC section erroneous.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 388-865-0203.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 71.24.035.

Other Authority: Section 107, chapter 333, Laws of 2006.

Under RCW 34.05.350 the agency for good cause finds that state or federal law or federal rule or a federal deadline for state receipt of federal funds requires immediate adoption of a rule.

Reasons for this Finding: Section 107 of 2SSB 6793a (chapter 333, Laws of 2006) changes the way hospital beds are allocated to the RSNs in the state mental health system. Section 404 makes the law effective immediately. The rule must be repealed because changes to the hospital bed allocation make the existing WAC section erroneous.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: April 10, 2006.

Andy Fernando, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

3655.1
REPEALER

     The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
WAC 388-865-0203 Allocation formula for state hospital beds.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office