WSR 10-15-062

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Disability Services Administration)

[ Filed July 15, 2010, 11:14 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 388-865-0536 Standards for administration and 388-865-0547 Clinical record.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 71.05.560, 71.24.035, and 71.34.380; chapter 280, Laws of 2010 (SSHB [2SHB] 3076).

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: New legislation requires that whenever a person who is involuntarily committed to an evaluation and treatment (E&T) facility is discharged, the E&T must:

(1) Notify the designated mental health professional (DMHP) responsible for the initial commitment and the DMHP that serves the county in which the person is expected to reside; and

(2) Provide these DMHPs with a copy of any less restrictive order or conditional release order that may exist.

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 Kevin Sullivan, Rule Coordinator, P.O. Box 45504, Olympia, WA 98504-5504, phone (360) 725-1344, fax (360) 586-9727, TTY 1-800-848-5429, e-mail kevin.sullivan@dshs.wa.gov.

July 15, 2010

Katherine I. Vasquez

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office