SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1965


                                                           AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE


                                                                            C 329 L 89



State of Washington                               51st Legislature                              1989 Regular Session


By House Committee on Health Care (originally sponsored by Representatives Hine, G. Fisher, Day, D. Sommers, Cantwell, Braddock, Cole, Dellwo and Rector)



Read first time 3/1/89.



AN ACT Relating to boarding homes; and amending RCW 18.20.020 and 71A.22.040.




        Sec. 1.  Section 2, chapter 253, Laws of 1957 as last amended by section 4, chapter 213, Laws of 1985 and RCW 18.20.020 are each amended to read as follows:

          As used in this chapter:

          (1) "Aged person" means a person of the age sixty-five years or more, or a person of less than sixty-five years who by reason of infirmity requires domiciliary care.

          (2) "Boarding home" means any home or other institution, however named, which is advertised, announced or maintained for the express or implied purpose of providing board and domiciliary care to three or more aged persons not related by blood or marriage to the operator.  It shall not include facilities certified as group training homes pursuant to RCW 71A.22.040, nor any home, institution or section thereof which is otherwise licensed and regulated under the provisions of state law providing specifically for the licensing and regulation of such home, institution or section thereof.  Nor shall it include any independent senior housing, independent living units in continuing care retirement communities, or other similar living situations including those subsidized by the department of housing and urban development.

          (3) "Person" means any individual, firm, partnership, corporation, company, association, or joint stock association, and the legal successor thereof.

          (4) "Secretary" means the secretary of social and health services.

          (5) "Department" means the state department of social and health services.

          (6) "Authorized department" means any city, county, city-county health department or health district authorized by the secretary of social and health services to carry out the provisions of this chapter.


        Sec. 2.  Section 804, chapter 176, Laws of 1988 andRCW 71A.22.040 are each amended to read as follows:

          Any person, corporation, or association may apply to the secretary for approval and certification of the applicant's facility as a day training center or a group training home for persons with developmental disabilities, or a combination of both.  The secretary may either grant or deny certification or revoke certification previously granted after investigation of the applicant's facilities, to ascertain whether or not such facilities are adequate for the ((health, safety,)) care, treatment, maintenance, training, and support of persons with developmental disabilities, under standards in rules adopted by the secretary.  Day training centers and group training homes must meet local health and safety standards as may be required by local health and fire-safety authorities.

                                                                                                                           Passed the House April 18, 1989.


                                                                                                                                         Speaker of the House.


                                                                                                                             Passed the Senate April 5, 1989.


                                                                                                                                       President of the Senate.