WSR 11-13-092

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Disability Services)

[ Filed June 20, 2011, 1:28 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: To comply with changes in law made by SSB 5042, the department is considering amending the following sections in chapter 388-101 WAC, Certified community residential services and supports: WAC 388-101-3000 Definitions, and other related rules as appropriate.

To comply with changes in law made by ESHB 1548, the department is also considering amending or repealing the following sections in chapter 388-101 WAC: WAC 388-101-3000 Definitions, 388-101-3050 Application for initial certification, 388-101-3220 Administrator responsibilities and training, 388-101-3245 Background check -- General, 388-101-3250 Background checks -- Washington state, 388-101-3253 National fingerprint-based background checks -- Required, 388-101-3255 Background checks -- Provisional hire -- Pending results, 388-101-3258 Training requirements for staff hired before January 1, 2011, 388-101-3302 Certified community residential services and supports -- General training requirements, and other related rules as appropriate. The department is also considering adding new sections to the chapter.

To comply with changes in law made by 2E2SHB 1738, the department is considering amending the following sections in chapter 388-101 WAC: WAC 388-101-3545 Using client funds for health services and other related rules as appropriate.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 71A.12.030 and [71A.12].080.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department is amending these rules to comply with and be consistent with SSB 5042, 2E2SHB 1738, and ESHB 1548.

Process for Developing New Rule: DSHS welcomes the public to take part in developing the rules. 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 John Gaskell, Program Manager, Residential Care Services, P.O. Box 45600, Olympia, WA 98504-5600, phone (360) 725-3210, fax (360) 438-7903, e-mail gaskejw@dshs.wa.gov. Draft section language will be posted on the aging and disability services administration 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.

June 17, 2011

Katherine I. Vasquez

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office