SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Developmental Disabilities Administration)
[Filed June 15, 2018, 10:04 a.m.]
Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 18-05-082.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: The department is proposing to amend WAC 388-829-0005 Who do the training requirements in this chapter apply to?
Hearing Location(s): On July 25, 2018, at 10:00 a.m., at Office Building 2, Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) Headquarters, 1115 Washington, Olympia, WA 98504. Public parking at 11th and Jefferson. A map is available at https://www.dshs.wa.gov/sesa/rules-and-policies-assistance-unit/driving-directions-office-bldg-2.
Date of Intended Adoption: Not earlier than July 26, 2018.
Submit Written Comments to: DSHS Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 45850, Olympia, WA 98504, email DSHSRPAURulesCoordinator@dshs.wa.gov, fax 360-664-6185, by 5:00 p.m., July 25, 2018.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Jeff Kildahl, DSHS rules consultant, phone 360-664-6092, fax 360-664-6185, TTY 711 relay service, email Kildaja@dshs.wa.gov, by July 11, 2018.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The department is amending WAC 388-829-0005 in order to add community crisis stabilization services (CCSS) and state-operated living alternatives (SOLA) to the scope of chapter 388-829 WAC.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: The proposed amendments ensure that CCSS and SOLA program staff receive the same training as the developmental disabilities administration's other residential service providers.
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Name of Proponent: DSHS, governmental.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Chantelle Diaz, P.O. Box 45310, Olympia, WA 98504-5310, 360-407-1589; Implementation and Enforcement: Nichole Jensen, P.O. Box 45310, Olympia, WA 98504-5310, 360-407-1521.
A school district fiscal impact statement is not required under RCW 28A.305.135. A cost-benefit analysis is required under RCW 34.05.328. A preliminary cost-benefit analysis may be obtained by contacting
Chantelle Diaz, P.O. Box 45310, Olympia, WA 98504-5310, phone 360-407-1589, fax 360-407-0955, TTY 1-800-833-6388, email Chantelle.Diaz@dshs.wa.gov
This rule proposal, or portions of the proposal, is exempt from requirements of the Regulatory Fairness Act because the proposal:
Is exempt under RCW 19.85.025(4) because the rules do not affect small businesses.
Explanation of exemptions: The proposed amendments impose no new or disproportionate costs on small businesses so a small business economic impact statement is not required.
June 11, 2018
Katherine I. Vasquez
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 17-14-090, filed 6/30/17, effective 8/1/17)
WAC 388-829-0005Who do the training requirements in this chapter apply to?
(1) The training requirements in this chapter apply to:
ommunity residential service businesses ((as defined in
(b) Alternative living ((as defined in)) providers under chapter 388-829A WAC((,));
(c) Community crisis stabilization services providers under chapter 388-833 WAC; and
(d) Companion home((s as defined in)) providers under chapter 388-829C WAC. ((In))
(2) Under this chapter, the term ((service providers refers to all service providers within the scope of this chapter, which include)) "service provider" includes:
(a) Supported living service providers;
(b) State-operated living alternatives;
(c) DDA group homes;
(((c))) (d) Licensed staffed residential homes;
(((d))) (e) Alternative living providers;
(f) Community crisis stabilization services for children; and
(((e))) (g) Companion home providers.
(((2))) (3) A DDA group ((homes)) home licensed as an adult family ((homes)) home or assisted living ((facilities)) facility must meet the training requirements in this chapter and the home care aide certification requirements ((described in)) under chapter ((388-112)) 388-112A WAC.
(4) All other service providers listed in subsection (((1))) (2) of this section must meet the training requirements in this chapter but are exempt from home care aide certification through the department of health.