WSR 10-06-016

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Disability Services Administration)

[ Filed February 22, 2010, 10:33 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is considering amending and adding sections to chapter 388-76 WAC, Adult family home minimum licensing requirements: WAC 388-76-10585 Resident rights -- Examination of inspection results, 388-76-10105 Application -- Change of ownership, and other related rules as appropriate.

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: The department is considering amending these rules and adding new sections to give more notice to residents and their families when there is a change of ownership in the adult family home and to clarify that inspection and complaint investigation reports must be posted in the home for residents and families to view.

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

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 Michael Tornquist, 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 tornqmj@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.

February 3, 2010

Don Goldsby, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

Washington State Code Reviser's Office