WSR 09-20-060

PROPOSED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Disability Services Administration)

[ Filed October 2, 2009, 1:51 p.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 09-15-156.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: The department intends to amend chapter 388-76 WAC, Adult family home minimum licensing requirement sections. The department intends to amend WAC 388-76-10000 Definitions, 388-76-10015 License -- Adult family home -- Compliance required, 388-76-10020 License -- Ability to provide care and services, 388-76-10030 License capacity, 388-76-10050 License -- Relinquishment, 388-76-10055 Application -- Generally, 388-76-10080 Application -- Coprovider, 388-76-10115 Granting or denying a license -- Generally, 388-76-10120 License -- Must be denied, 388-76-10125 License -- May be denied, 388-76-10180 Employment -- Certain criminal history -- Prohibited, 388-76-10195 Adult family home -- Staff -- Generally, 388-76-10225 Reporting requirement, 388-76-10270 Tuberculosis -- Testing method -- Required, 388-76-10275 Tuberculosis -- No testing, 388-76-10280 Tuberculosis-One step testing, 388-76-10285 Tuberculosis -- Two step skin testing, 388-76-10290 Tuberculosis -- Positive test results, 388-76-10295 Tuberculosis -- Negative skin test results, 388-76-10300 Tuberculosis -- Declining a skin test, 388-76-10305 Tuberculosis -- Reporting -- Required, 388-76-10310 Tuberculosis -- Test records, 388-76-10420 Meals and snacks, 388-76-10455 Medication -- Administration, 388-76-10490 Medication disposal -- Written policy -- Required, 388-76-10520 Resident rights -- General notice, 388-76-10540 Resident rights -- Disclosure of fees and notice requirements -- Deposits, 388-76-10673 Abuse and neglect reporting -- Mandated reporting to department -- Required, 388-76-10685 Bedrooms, 388-76-10750 Safety and maintenance, 388-76-10820 Resident evacuation capabilities and location of resident bedrooms, 388-76-10840 Emergency food supply, 388-76-10845 Emergency drinking water supply, 388-76-10870 Resident evacuation capability levels -- Identification required, 388-76-10880 Emergency evacuation adult family home bedrooms, 388-76-10920 Inspection and investigation reports -- Provided by department, 388-76-10955 Remedies -- Department must impose remedies, 388-76-10960 Remedies -- Department may impose remedies, 388-10990 Informal dispute resolution (IDR), 388-76-10995 Notice, hearing rights, and effective dates relating to imposition of remedies, 388-76-11005 Resident protection program -- Notification of preliminary finding to individual, 388-76-11010 Resident protection program -- Notification of preliminary finding to others, 388-76-11015 Resident protection program -- Disputing a preliminary finding, 388-76-11025 Resident protection program -- Finalizing a preliminary finding, 388-76-11030 Resident protection program -- Appeal of administrative law judge's initial order or finding, 388-76-11035 Resident protection program -- Reporting final findings, and 388-76-11040 Resident protection program -- Disclosure of investigative and finding information.

The department intends to create the following new sections WAC 388-76-10002 Department authority, 388-76-10003 Department access, 388-76-10057 Application -- General qualifications, 388-76-10063 Application -- General training requirements, 388-76-10064 Application -- Forty-eight hour class training requirements, 388-76-10103 Application -- Liability insurance required, 388-76-10129 Qualifications -- Adult family home personnel, 388-76-10191 Liability insurance required -- Ongoing, 388-76-10192 Liability insurance required -- Professional liability insurance coverage, 388-76-10193 Liability insurance required -- Commercial general liability insurance or business liability insurance coverage, 388-76-10198 Adult family home -- Personnel records, 388-76-10522 Resident rights notice -- Policy on accepting medicaid as a payment source, 388-76-11004 Resident protection program -- Individual defined, 388-76-11050 Management Agreements -- General, 388-76-11055 Management Agreements -- Adult family home, 388-76-11060 Terms of the management agreement, 388-76-11065 Management agreements -- Department review, 388-76-11070 Management agreements -- Resident funds, 388-76-11080 Notice -- Complete, and 388-76-11085 Notice -- Proof.

The department intends to repeal WAC 388-76-10190 Adult family home -- Compliance with regulations -- Required.

Hearing Location(s): Blake Office Park East, Rose Room, 4500 10th Avenue S.E., Lacey, WA 98503 (one block north of the intersection of Pacific Avenue S.E. and Alhadeff Lane. A map or directions are available at http://www1.dshs.wa.gov/msa/rpau/docket.html or by calling (360) 664-6094), on December 8, 2009, at 10:00 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: Not earlier than December 9, 2009.

Submit Written Comments to: DSHS Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 45850, Olympia, WA 98504-5850, delivery 4500 10th Avenue S.E., Lacey, WA 98503, e-mail DSHSRPAURulesCoordinator@dshs.wa.gov, fax (360) 664-6185, by 5 p.m. on December 8, 2009.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Jennisha Johnson, DSHS rules consultant, by November 24, 2009, TTY (360) 664-6178 or (360) 664-6094 or by e-mail at johnsjl4@dshs.wa.gov.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The purpose of this proposed rule making is to make editorial and clarifying changes and to make them consistent with current laws and standards. The impact of the proposed rule is to make the rule clearer, easier to read, understand, and apply.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 70.128.040.

Statute Being Implemented: Chapter 70.128 RCW.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Name of Proponent: Department of social and health services, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Maureen Lally, P.O. Box 45600, Olympia, WA 98504-5600, (360) 725-3204; Implementation and Enforcement: Lori Melchiori, P.O. Box 45600, Olympia, WA 98504-5600, (360) 725-2404.

A small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW.

Small Business Economic Impact Statement


See Reviser's note below.

A cost-benefit analysis is required under RCW 34.05.328. A preliminary cost-benefit analysis may be obtained by contacting Maureen Lally, Program Manager, P.O. Box 45600, Olympia, WA 98504-5600, phone (360) 725-3204, fax (360) 438-7903, e-mail lallyma@dshs.wa.gov.

September 30, 2009

Stephanie E. Vaughn

Rules Coordinator

Reviser's note: The material contained in this filing exceeded the page-count limitations of WAC 1-21-040 for appearance in this issue of the Register. It will appear in the 09-22 issue of the Register.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office