WSR 09-14-069

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Disability Services Administration)

[ Filed June 29, 2009, 2:33 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is considering amending or adding new rules to chapter 388-78A WAC: WAC 388-78A-2060 Preadmission assessment, 388-78A-2080 Qualified assessor, 388-78A-2380 Restricted egress, 388-78A-2300 Food and nutrition services, 388-78A-2440 Resident register, 388-78A-2470 Criminal history disclosure and background checks, 388-78A-2480 TB tests, 388-78A-2520 Administrator qualifications, 388-78A-2540 Administrator training, 388-78A-2590 Management agreements, 388-78A-2700 Safety measures and disaster preparedness, 388-78A-2710 Disclosure of services, 388-78A-2720 Timing of disclosure, 388-78A-2920 Area for nursing supplies and equipment, 388-78A-2930 Communication system, 388-78A-2990 Heating-cooling -- Temperature, 388-78A-3010 Resident room -- Room furnishings -- Storage, 388-78A-3030 Toilet rooms and bathrooms, 388-78A-3040 Laundry, 388-78A-3050 Day rooms, 388-78A-3090 Maintenance and housekeeping, 388-78A-3150 Statement of deficiencies, 388-78A-3160 Authorized enforcement remedies, 388-78A-3170 Circumstances resulting in enforcement remedies, 388-78A-3190 Denial, suspension, revocation, or nonrenewal of license statutorily required, 388-78A-3400 Investigation of reports, 388-78A-3480 Disclosure of investigative and finding information, and other related rules as appropriate.

The department is considering sections on the following topics: Notice of findings, medicaid issues related to RCW 18.20.440 and SSB 6009, liability insurance, new construction requirements, dates that may be outdated or unnecessary, and other related rules as appropriate.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 18.20 RCW, Boarding homes.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The purpose of amending these rules is to consider making editorial and clarifying changes and to make these rules 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.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Judy Johnson, Residential Care Service, Aging and Disability Services Administration, Department of Social and Health Services, P.O. Box 45600, Olympia, WA 98504-5600, phone (360) 725-2591, fax (360) 438-70-3 [438-7903], TTY 1-877-905-0454, e-mail johnsjm1@dshs.wa.gov.

Draft section language will be posted on ADSA Professional internet web page for review and comment prior to filing the CR-102. Anyone from the public can comment directly to the program manager listed above via phone, e-mail or fax.

June 29, 2009

Stephanie E. Schiller

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office