WSR 09-14-071

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Disability Services Administration)

[ Filed June 29, 2009, 2:37 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is amending WAC 388-76-10025 License annual fee and 388-76-10070 Application -- Fee required.

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: Recently enacted 2SHB 1935 increased the application processing and yearly licensing fees for adult family home applicants and providers. These new fees must be implemented by the effective date of July 26, 2009. The legislation also included a provision for providers who successfully completed the University of Washington School of Nursing certified geriatric program and testing.

Process for Developing New Rule: Negotiated rule making; and 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 Maureen Lally, Program Manager, DSHS, Residential Care Services, Aging and Disability Services Administration, P.O. Box 45600, Olympia, WA 98504-5600, phone (360) 725-3204, fax (360) 438-7903, TTY (877) 905-0454, e-mail Lallyma@dshs.wa.gov.

June 29, 2009

Stephanie E. Schiller

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office