WSR 08-05-099

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Disability Services Administration)

[ Filed February 15, 2008, 2:36 p.m. , effective March 17, 2008 ]


Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

Purpose: The adopted rule adds sections to chapter 388-78A WAC regarding due process rights for persons alleged to have abandoned, abused, neglected, exploited, or financially exploited boarding home residents/resident protection program (RPP). The adopted rule clarifies and defines terms in WAC 388-78A-2020 Definitions and amends WAC 388-78A-2470 Criminal history, for clarity. WAC 388-78A-2600 Policies and procedures, is amended to clarify training requirements.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 388-78A-2020, 388-78A-2470, and 388-78A-2600.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 18.20.090.

Other Authority: Chapters 18.20 and 74.34 RCW.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 07-21-140 on October 24, 2007.

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

A final cost-benefit analysis is available by contacting Todd Henry, Mailstop 45600, Department of Social and Health Services, P.O. Box 45600, Olympia, WA 98513, phone (360) 725-2580, fax (360) 438-7903, e-mail henryte@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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 9, Amended 3, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 9, Amended 3, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: February 12, 2008.

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 08-06 issue of the Register.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office