WSR 17-21-087
(Aging and Long-Term Support Administration)
[Filed October 17, 2017, 2:47 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is planning to amend chapter 388-97 WAC, Nursing homes, including WAC 388-97-1000 Resident assessment, and other related rules as may be required.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 18.20 RCW.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department is notifying stakeholders that it plans to amend WAC 388-97-1000 in order to update language to reflect requirements found in the Code of Federal Regulations related to electronic transmittal of the resident assessment instrument.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: The department of social and health services (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 Amy Abbott, Office Chief of Policy, P.O. Box 45600, Olympia, WA 98504-5600, phone 360-725-2489, fax 360-407-1976, email, web site
October 17, 2017
Katherine I. Vasquez
Rules Coordinator