WSR 17-19-102
(Aging and Long-Term Support Administration)
[Filed September 19, 2017, 12:58 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is proposing to amend WAC 388-101-3000 Definitions, and other related rules as may be required.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapters 71A.12 and 74.34 RCW.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department is amending WAC 388-101-3000 to strike the term "willful" from the definition list as a result of an order by the Division III Court of Appeals in Crosswhite v. DSHS invalidating the current definition of "willful." The removal of the current term is necessary to comply with the court's order. The department is also amending the definition of "financial exploitation" as the reference to RCW 74.34.020(6) is incorrect.
Process for Developing New Rule: DSHS welcomes the public to take part in developing the rules. Anyone interested should contact the staff person identified below. 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 Claudia Baetge, Policy Program Manager, Aging and Long-Term Support Administration, Residential Care Services, P.O. Box 45600, Olympia, WA 98504-5600, phone 360-725-2589, fax 360-407-0976, email
September 19, 2017
Katherine I. Vasquez
Rules Coordinator