WSR 07-21-080

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Disability Services Administration)

[ Filed October 16, 2007, 3:45 p.m. , effective January 1, 2008 ]


Effective Date of Rule: January 1, 2008.

Purpose: The department is repealing all existing sections in chapter 388-76 WAC, Adult family home minimum licensing requirements, and is adopting new sections in chapter 388-76 WAC, Adult family home minimum licensing requirements.

The purpose of the rules are to:

(1) Comply with the Governor's Executive Order 05-03 plain talk;

(2) Simplify language, eliminate the question and answer format, reorganize and renumber the chapter so that the requirements are clearer for adult family home providers to understand;

(3) Clarify issues that have been brought to the attention of the department; and

(4) Update rules to comply with statute changes.

The department is withdrawing WAC 388-76-11000 through 388-76-11045 and has filled [filed] a new preproposal statement of inquiry (CR-101) for the resident protection program with the code reviser in WSR 07-15-026.

The effective date of this rule is January 1, 2008.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 388-76-535, 388-76-540, 388-76-545, 388-76-550, 388-76-555, 388-76-560, 388-76-565, 388-76-570, 388-76-575, 388-76-580, 388-76-585, 388-76-590, 388-76-59000, 388-76-59010, 388-76-59050, 388-76-59060, 388-76-59070, 388-76-59080, 388-76-59090, 388-76-595, 388-76-600, 388-76-60000, 388-76-60010, 388-76-60020, 388-76-60030, 388-76-60040, 388-76-60050, 388-76-60060, 388-76-60070, 388-76-605, 388-76-610, 388-76-61000, 388-76-61010, 388-76-61020, 388-76-61030, 388-76-61040, 388-76-61050, 388-76-61060, 388-76-61070, 388-76-61080, 388-76-615, 388-76-61500, 388-76-61510, 388-76-61520, 388-76-61530, 388-76-61540, 388-76-61550, 388-76-61560, 388-76-61570, 388-76-620, 388-76-625, 388-76-630, 388-76-635, 388-76-64010, 388-76-64015, 388-76-64020, 388-76-64025, 388-76-64030, 388-76-64035, 388-76-64040, 388-76-64045, 388-76-64050, 388-76-64055, 388-76-645, 388-76-650, 388-76-655, 388-76-660, 388-76-665, 388-76-670, 388-76-675, 388-76-680, 388-76-685, 388-76-690, 388-76-695, 388-76-700, 388-76-705, 388-76-710, 388-76-715, 388-76-720, 388-76-725, 388-76-730, 388-76-735, 388-76-740, 388-76-745, 388-76-750, 388-76-755, 388-76-760, 388-76-76505, 388-76-76510, 388-76-76515, 388-76-76520, 388-76-770, 388-76-775, 388-76-780, 388-76-785, 388-76-790, and 388-76-795.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 70.128.040.

Other Authority: Chapters 70.128 and 74.34 RCW.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 07-14-082 on June 29, 2007.

Changes Other than Editing from Proposed to Adopted Version: See Reviser's note below.

A final cost-benefit analysis is available by contacting Roger A. Woodside, P.O. Box 45600, Olympia, WA 98504-5600, phone (360) 725-3204, fax (360) 438-7903, e-mail woodsr@dshs.wa.gov. The cost-benefit analysis was not changed.

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 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 199, Amended 0, Repealed 97.

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 199, Amended 0, Repealed 97.

Date Adopted: October 16, 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 07-23 issue of the Register.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office