WSR 10-16-082

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Disability Services Administration)

[ Filed July 30, 2010, 11:20 a.m. , effective January 1, 2011 ]


Effective Date of Rule: January 1, 2011.

Purpose: The purpose of this proposed rule making is to amend these rules and add new sections to implement chapters 74.39A and 18.88B RCW as codified from Initiative Measure No. 1029 and E2SHB 2284, chapter 361, Laws of 2007.

The department has proposed amending WAC 388-76-10000 Definitions, 388-76-10160 Criminal history background check -- Required, 388-76-10165 Criminal history background check -- Valid for two years, 388-76-10170 Criminal history background check -- Information -- Confidentiality -- Use restricted, 388-76-10174 Background checks -- Disclosure of information -- Sharing of criminal background information by health care facilities, 388-76-10175 Employment -- Conditional -- Pending results, 388-76-10180 Employment and other unsupervised access decisions, 388-76-10130 Qualifications -- Provider, entity representative and resident manager, and 388-76-10135 Qualifications -- Caregiver.

The department has proposed repealing WAC 388-76-10155 Unsupervised access to vulnerable adults -- Prohibited and 388-76-10173 Disclosure of employee information -- Employer immunity -- Rebuttable presumption.

The department has proposed adding new sections WAC 388-76-10161 Background check -- Washington state -- Who is required to have, 388-76-10162 Background check -- National fingerprint checks -- Who is required to have, 388-76-10163 Background check -- Process, 388-76-10164 Background check -- Results, and 388-76-10146 Qualifications -- Training and home care aide certification.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 388-76-10155 and 388-76-10173; and amending WAC 388-76-10000, 388-76-10130, 388-76-10135, 388-76-10160, 388-76-10165, 388-76-10170, 388-76-10174, 388-76-10175, and 388-76-10180.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 70.128.040, chapter 74.39A RCW.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 10-10-120 on May 5, 2010.

Changes Other than Editing from Proposed to Adopted Version: See Reviser's note below.

A final cost-benefit analysis is available by contacting Michael Tornquist, P.O. Box 45600, Olympia, WA 98504-5600, phone (360) 725-2589, fax (360) 438-7903, e-mail tornqmj@dshs.wa.gov.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 5, Amended 8, Repealed 2.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 5, Amended 9, Repealed 2.

Date Adopted: July 29, 2010.

Susan N. Dreyfus

Secretary

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 10-17 issue of the Register.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office