WSR 00-08-049

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Adult Services Administration)

[ Filed March 31, 2000, 10:46 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: To repeal and amend sections of WAC 388-15-650 through 388-15-662, adult day services. Revised sections will be reorganized and moved into chapter 388-71 WAC.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: General statutory authority is derived from RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.057, 74.04.200, and 74.08.090.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Amending and reorganizing AASA rules into new chapter 388-71 WAC are necessary to comply with the Governor's Executive Order 97-02 and the Secretary's Order on Regulatory Improvement. Rules will be amended to include a grievance process for adult day services and to make other changes, as needed. This CR-101 will replace the former CR-101 filed as WSR 99-24-024 on November 23, 1999.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Health Care Financing Administration, AASA will include them on mailings and invite them to participate in meetings.

Process for Developing New Rule: AASA will schedule informal meetings to allow for feedback and comments from the public. AASA will provide draft language before publishing rules and encourages stakeholders to submit written or verbal comments. When AASA files a notice of proposed rule making, we will notify interested parties of the scheduled hearing to adopt rules and how to submit comments.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Marietta Bobba, Aging and Adult Services Administration, P.O. Box 45600, Olympia, WA 98504-5600, phone (360) 493-2562, TTY (360) 493-2637, fax (360) 438-8633, e-mail BobbaM@dshs.wa.gov.

March 27, 2000

Marie Myerchin-Redifer, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

Washington State Code Reviser's Office