SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Health and Recovery Services Administration)
Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
Purpose: Multiple sections of chapter 388-865 WAC are no longer accurate because the changes made to chapters 71.24 and 71.05 RCW by ESSB [ESHB] 1290, ESSB 5763 and 2SSB 6793 (chapter 503 and 504, Laws of 2005, and chapter 333, Laws of 2006 respectively). Amended rules are needed to be consistent with the statutes.
The statutes changed the definition from "county designated mental health professional" to "designated mental health professional" removing the reference to county. This is consistent with the other statutory changes that created the structure for allowing private entities to act as regional support networks (RSN). The rule changes removed the term county from designated mental health professional. The changes also implement the goal of allowing a private entity to become certified as an RSN.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 388-865-0105, 388-865-0150, 388-865-0205, 388-865-0245, 388-865-0275, 388-865-0430, 388-865-0440, 388-865-0452, 388-865-0466, 388-865-0468, and 388-865-0575.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 71.24.035 and 71.05.560.
Other Authority: Chapters 71.24 and 71.05 RCW as amended by chapters 503 and 504, Laws of 2005, and chapter 333, Laws of 2006.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 06-12-085 on June 6, 2006.
Changes Other than Editing from Proposed to Adopted Version: DSHS updated references to chapter 71.34 RCW in WAC 388-865-0575. Chapter 71.34 RCW was recodified in 2005 making the references in WAC 388-865-0575 incorrect.
A final cost-benefit analysis is available by contacting J. Paul DesJardien, P.O. Box 45320, Olympia, WA 98504-5320, phone (360) 902-0873, fax (360) 902-0809, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 11, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 11, Repealed 0.
Date Adopted: August 18, 2006.
Reviser's note: The material contained in this filing exceeded the page-count limitations of WAC 1-21-040 for appearance in this issue of the Register. It will appear in the 06-18 issue of the Register.