SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Behavioral Health and Service Integration Administration)
Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
Purpose: The new rules in chapters 388-877A, 388-877B, and 388-877C WAC establish program-specific rules for mental health, chemical dependency, and problem and pathological gambling services and replace the current rules in chapters 388-865, 388-816, and 388-805 WAC. The new rules support the department's chapter 388-877 WAC, which establish general administrative standards for agencies that provide behavioral health services. The department requires all agencies and providers affected by this rule to fully comply with the applicable requirements in chapters 388-877, 388-877A, 388-877B, and 388-877C WAC no later than September 1, 2013.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: See Reviser's note below.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapters 70.02, 70.96A, 71.05, 71.24, 71.34, 74.50 RCW; RCW 74.08.090, 43.20A.890.
Other Authority: 42 C.F.R. Part 8.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 13-02-028 on December 20, 2012.
Changes Other than Editing from Proposed to Adopted Version: See Reviser's note below.
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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 72, Amended 0, Repealed 129.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 72, Amended 0, Repealed 129.
Date Adopted: May 30, 2013.
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 13-14 issue of the Register.