SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Disability Services Administration)
Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
Purpose: The department is amending these rules to be consistent with federal regulations and newly passed state laws: SHB 2056, relating to assisted living facilities; SHB [ESSB] 5708, relating to reshaping the delivery of long-term care services; 20 United States Code 1140 ("Rosa's law"); 42 Code of Federal Regulations 483.20(d); and Social Security Act section 1128I(h) as added by section 6113 of the Affordable Care Act.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 388-97-0001, 388-97-0040, 388-97-1000, 388-97-1620, 388-97-1640, 388-97-2020, and 388-97-2180.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapters 18.51 and 74.42 RCW.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 12-23-058 on November 19, 2012.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 4, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 3, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 7, Repealed 0.
Date Adopted: January 31, 2013.
Katherine I. Vasquez
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