WSR 06-18-083

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Disability Services Administration)

[ Filed September 5, 2006, 2:05 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Amending WAC 388-112-0270 Who must take residential care administrator training and when? and 388-112-0250 What is CPR training?; and adding sections in chapter 388-112 WAC, Residential long-term care services, related to requirements for HIV/AIDS training.

Other WAC chapters may be amended as needed.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.08.090, 18.20.090, 70.128.040, chapter 70.128 RCW.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Chapter 249, Laws of 2006 (RCW 70.128.120) requires that all adult family home providers take the residential care administrator training prior to being licensed. The purpose of the new language in WAC 388-112-0270 is to add this requirement. The purpose for new language in WAC 388-112-0250 is to clarify that CPR training must include written and skills tests. The purpose of new rules in chapter 388-112 WAC is to add content requirements for HIV/AIDS training.

Process for Developing New Rule: DSHS welcomes the public to take part in developing the rules. Anyone interested should contact the staff person identified below. At a later date, DSHS will file a proposal with the office of the code reviser with a notice of proposed rule making. A copy of the proposal will be sent to everyone on the mailing list and to 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, e-mail sevruta@dshs.wa.gov.

September 5, 2006

Andy Fernando, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

Washington State Code Reviser's Office