WSR 11-17-134

PROPOSED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Disability Services)

[ Filed August 24, 2011, 8:54 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 11-13-094.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: The department intends to amend WAC 388-78A-2020 Definitions, 388-78A-2030 Applicability, 388-78A-2130 Service agreement planning, 388-78A-2461 Background check -- General, 388-78A-2467 Background check -- Sharing by health care facilities, 388-78A-2474 Training and home care aide certification, 388-78A-2750 Application process, 388-78A-2780 Change in license/change of ownership -- Notice to department and residents, 388-78A-2800 Changes in licensed bed capacity, 388-78A-3230 Fees, and other related rules as appropriate.

The department intends to add WAC 388-78A-2032 Boarding home license not required and 388-78A-2035 Disclosure statement to nonresident individuals.

The department intends to repeal WAC 388-78A-2463 Background check -- National fingerprint checks -- Who is required to have.

Hearing Location(s): Office Building 2, Auditorium, DSHS Headquarters, 1115 Washington, Olympia, WA 98504 (public parking at 11th and Jefferson. A map is available at http://www1.dshs.wa.gov/msa/rpau/RPAU-OB-2directions.html or by calling (360) 664-6094), on October 11, 2011, at 10:00 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: Not earlier than October 12, 2011.

Submit Written Comments to: DSHS Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 45850, Olympia, WA 98504-5850, delivery 1115 Washington Street S.E., Olympia, WA 98504, e-mail DSHSRPAURulesCoordinator@dshs.wa.gov, fax (360) 664-6185, by 5 p.m. on October 11, 2011.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Jennisha Johnson, DSHS rules consultant, by September 27, 2011, TTY (360) 664-6178 or (360) 664-6094 or by e-mail at johnsjl4@dshs.wa.gov.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The department is amending these rules as a result of legislative activity during session and to be consistent with newly passed state laws: SSB 5042 Vulnerable adults protection, ESHB 1277 Oversight of licensed or certified long-term care settings for vulnerable adults; ESHB 1548 Long-term care worker requirement; ESSB 5708 Long-term care services; and 2ESSB [2E2SHB] 1738 Changing the designation of medicaid state agency.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: See above.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 18.20 RCW.

Statute Being Implemented: Chapter 18.20 RCW.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Name of Proponent: Department of social and health services, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Judy Johnson, P.O. Box 45600, Olympia, WA 98504-5600, (360) 725-2591; Implementation and Enforcement: Lori Melchiori, P.O. Box 45600, Olympia, WA 98504-5600, (360) 725-2404.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. Under RCW 19.85.025(3), a small business economic impact statement is not required for rules adopting or incorporating, by reference without material change, Washington state statutes or regulations.

A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. Under RCW 34.05.328 (5)(b), a cost-benefit analysis is not required for rules adopting or incorporating, by reference without material change, Washington state statures [statutes] or regulations.

August 18, 2011

Katherine I. Vasquez

Rules Coordinator

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 11-18 issue of the Register.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office