[Filed July 2, 2020, 9:50 a.m., effective August 2, 2020]
Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
Purpose: General updates to language from superintendent to administrator and removing provision allowing a superintendent-in-training to be hired.
Citation of Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 484-10-010.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 20-11-010 on May 11, 2020.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at the Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Date Adopted: July 2, 2020.
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 10-04-027, filed 1/26/10, effective 2/26/10)
WAC 484-10-010State veterans institutions.
(1) The Washington soldiers home and colony, the Washington veterans home, ((and)) the eastern Washington veterans home, and the Walla Walla veterans home shall have, respectively, a chief executive officer to be called ((a superintendent))an administrator. The ((superintendent))administrator shall be directly responsible to the director or designee, of the department of veterans affairs((, and as such shall be an honorably discharged veteran)).
(2) The ((superintendent))administrator shall be a licensed nursing home administrator in the state of Washington. ((In situations where a candidate is identified who is an honorably discharged veteran but not yet a licensed nursing home administrator in the state of Washington, the director may appoint the candidate to the position of superintendent-in-training, providing time for the candidate to complete an administrator-in-training program, approved by the Washington state department of health, and pass the nursing home administrators licensing examination. The candidate is eligible for appointment to the position of superintendent once he or she becomes a licensed nursing home administrator. The director will ensure that the facility is directed by an interim on-site, full-time superintendent who is a licensed nursing home administrator and who may or may not be a veteran, while the candidate is in training, or whenever a suitable candidate is not available.))