WSR 08-13-007

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Disability Services Administration)

[ Filed June 5, 2008, 3:40 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is amending WAC 388-76-10000 Definitions, 388-76-10080 Application -- Coprovider, 388-76-10105 Application -- Change of ownership, 388-76-10120 License -- Must be denied, 388-76-10125 License -- May be denied, 388-76-10170 Criminal history background check -- Information -- Confidentiality -- Use restricted, 388-76-10335 Resident assessment topics, 388-76-10645 Resident rights -- Quality of life -- Reasonable accommodation, 388-76-10955 Remedies -- Department must impose remedies, 388-76-10960 Remedies -- Department may impose remedies, 388-76-11015 Resident protection program -- Disputing a preliminary finding; adding a new section for disclosure of employee information and employer immunity when disclosing employee information; and other related rule sections as appropriate.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 70.128.040.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department is amending rules to clarify requirements and update sections due to statutory changes enacted during the legislative session.

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

Process for Developing New Rule: Negotiated rule making; and DSHS welcomes public participation in the rule-making process. 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 Lisa Yanagida, DSHS, Residential Care Services, Aging and Disabilities Services Administration, P.O. Box 45600, Olympia, WA 98504-5600, phone (360) 725-2589, fax (360) 438-7903, TTY (877) 905-0454, e-mail yanagln2@dshs.wa.gov. Interested parties and stakeholders can participate by accessing and commenting on the draft proposed rule language at http://www.aasa.dshs.wa.gov/professional/afh.htm through e-mail, fax or direct contact with the program manager and/or through contacts with members of the statutorily established adult family home advisory committee.

June 5, 2008

Stephanie E. Schiller

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office