WSR 08-03-072

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Disability Services Administration)

[ Filed January 14, 2008, 3:20 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is amending chapter 388-97 WAC, Nursing homes, WAC 388-97-550 and 388-97-555.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 18.51 RCW, RCW 18.51.050.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: To increase the nursing home bed license fee to comply with RCW 18.51.050 requiring the department to establish license fees at an amount adequate to reimburse the department in full for all costs of its licensing activities for nursing homes.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: By publishing in the Washington state register: CR-101 Preproposal statement of inquiry; CR-102 Proposed rule making; and CR-103 Rule-making order including a concise explanatory statement. ADSA welcomes the public participation in developing its rule(s). Anyone interested in participating should contact the staff person indicated below. After the rule(s) is drafted, ADSA will file a copy with the office of the code reviser with a notice of proposed rule making, and send a copy to everyone currently on the nursing home mailing list and anyone else 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 Patricia Hague, Office of Rates Management, P.O. Box 45600, Olympia, WA 98504-5600, phone (360) 725-2447, fax (360) 725-2641, e-mail haguepe@dshs.wa.gov.

January 14, 2008

Stephanie E. Schiller

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office