WSR 08-15-135



(Aging and Disability Services Administration)

[ Filed July 22, 2008, 9:46 a.m. ]

     Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is amending and adopting new rules in:

Chapter 388-112 WAC, Residential long-term care services -- Training;
Chapter 388-71 WAC, Home and community services and programs; and
Other WAC chapters may be amended as needed.

     Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 146, Laws of 2008 (ESSHB 2668 [E2SHB 2668]); RCW 18.20.090, 74.08.090, chapter 70.128 RCW.

     Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department is amending chapters 388-112, 388-71 WAC, and other related rules as appropriate, to add new sections to implement E2SHB 2668. Sections 11 and 12 of this bill add the administration of insulin to the tasks that can be nurse delegated. E2SHB 2668 (12)(b) requires a nursing assistant to obtain a specialized diabetes nurse delegation training certificate issued by the department. Proposed rules will implement this new required training for nursing assistants being delegated the task of administration of insulin.

     The department will also adopt new rules to add content requirements for HIV/AIDS training.

     Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: The department of health will be included in the rule development process and will have the opportunity to review and comment on the WACs before they are finalized.

     Process for Developing New Rule: DSHS welcomes the public to take part in developing the rules. Anyone interested should contact the staff person identified below. 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 Barbara Hanneman, Home and Community Services, P.O. Box 45600, Olympia, WA 98504-5600, phone (360) 725-2540, fax (360) 725-2646, e-mail

July 22, 2008

Stephanie E. Schiller

Rules Coordinator

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