WSR 08-21-076



(Aging and Disability Services Administration)

[ Filed October 14, 2008, 9:16 a.m. ]

     Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is considering amending the following sections of the boarding home licensing chapter: WAC 388-78A-2710, 388-78A-2780, 388-78A-3220, 388-78A-3410, 388-78A-3420, 388-78A-3430, 388-78A-3440, 388-78A-3450, 388-78A-3460, and other related sections as appropriate.

     Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 18.20 RCW, Boarding homes, RCW 18.20.090, also, chapter 74.34 RCW for resident protection program (RPP).

     Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Change of ownership (CHOW):

To promote resident well-being;
To reduce unnecessary resident anxiety; and
To reduce unnecessary boarding home staff turnover/staffing challenges.
     Resident protection program (RPP):

To clarify RPP notice requirements.
     Enforcement actions:

To enhance readability and usability of appeal rights WAC section; and
To clarify notice requirements/appeal rights for boarding home providers that are subject to enforcement action.

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

     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 Todd Erik Henry, Boarding Home Program, Residential Care Services, Aging and Disability Services Administration, Department of Social and Health Services, P.O. Box 45600, Olympia, WA 98504-5600, phone (360) 725-2580, fax (360) 438-7903, TTY 1-877-905-0454, e-mail Interested parties and stakeholders can participate by accessing and commenting on the draft proposed rule language through e-mail at and/or through contacts with members of the statutorily established boarding home advisory board.

October 14, 2008

Stephanie E. Schiller

Rules Coordinator

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