WSR 10-09-109

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Disability Services Administration)

[ Filed April 21, 2010, 11:17 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 388-97-4160 Initial nursing home license and 388-97-4180 Nursing home license renewal.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: ESSB 6444, RCW 18.51.050, 43.135.055.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Beginning July 1, 2010 (fiscal year 2011), ESSB 6444 requires the department to increase the current annual renewal license fee for nursing homes from $275 to $327 per bed.

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

Process for Developing New Rule: Aging and disability services (ADSA) welcomes the public to take part in developing the rules. Anyone interested should contact the staff person identified below. At a later date, ADSA will file a proposed rule 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 responds to this CR-101.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Patricia Hague, P.O. Box 45600, Olympia, WA 98504-5600, mailstop 45600, phone (360) 725-2447, fax (360) 725-2641.

April 21, 2010

Katherine I. Vasquez

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office