WSR 07-16-102

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Disability Services Administration)

[ Filed July 31, 2007, 9:14 a.m. , effective September 1, 2007 ]


Effective Date of Rule: September 1, 2007.

Purpose: The purpose of the new companion home residential services chapter is to consolidate information governing the operation of companion home residential services for ease of reference by the user. This chapter consolidates existing standards in chapters 388-825, 388-845, and 388-101 WAC, and existing requirements found in policy and contract into one chapter for easier reference. There is a new requirement for companion home providers to keep property records for the companion home client.

This rule is being adopted as chapter 388-829C WAC and has been separated from the rules for alternative living services which will be adopted under chapter 388-829A WAC. These changes will make finding companion home residential services rules easier for the user.

Reasons support proposal: See Purpose above.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 71A.12.30 [71A.12.030].

Other Authority: Title 71A RCW.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 07-11-132 on May 22, 2007.

A final cost-benefit analysis is available by contacting Debbie Roberts, 640 Woodland Square Loop S.E., Lacey, WA 98504, phone (360) 725-3400, fax (360) 404-0955, e-mail roberdx@dshs.wa.gov.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 52, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 52, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: July 31, 2007.

Robin Arnold-Williams

Secretary

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 07-17 issue of the Register.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office