WSR 09-14-068

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Disability Services Administration)

[ Filed June 29, 2009, 2:31 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is considering amending or adding new rules to chapter 388-101 WAC, Certified community residential services and supports: WAC 388-101-3060 through 388-101-3090 Change of ownership; denial of certification application, 388-101-3160 Plan of correction, 388-101-3250 Background checks, 388-101-3520 Client related funds, 388-101-3540 Managing client funds, 388-101-4010 Community protection -- Written individual plan, 388-101-4170 Mandating reporting policies and procedures, 388-101-4270 through 388-101-4340 regarding preliminary and final investigation findings, appeal and hearing rights and procedures, and other related rules as appropriate.

The department is also considering adding new sections to the chapter that will address the following topics: Public access to evaluation reports; tuberculosis standards; liability insurance; and use of medical devices.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 71A.12.080.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The purpose of amending these rules is to make editorial and clarifying changes and to make them consistent with current law and standards.

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. Draft section language will be posted on the ADSA professional web page for review and comment prior to filing CR-102.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting John Gaskell, Program Manager, Residential Care Services, P.O. Box 45600, Olympia, WA 98504-5600, phone (360) 725-3210, fax (360) 438-7903, e-mail gaskejw@dshs.wa.gov. Draft section language will be posted on the ADSA professional web page for review and comment prior to filing the CR-102. Anyone from the public can comment directly to the program manager above via phone, e-mail, or fax.

June 29, 2009

Stephanie E. Schiller

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office