WSR 02-07-015

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Health and Rehabilitative Services Administration)

[ Filed March 8, 2002, 4:51 p.m. , effective March 11, 2002 ]

Date of Adoption: March 8, 2002.

Purpose: The department is amending WAC 388-805-005, 388-805-030, 388-805-065, 388-805-145, 388-805-205, 388-805-300, 388-805-710, 388-805-720, 388-805-730, 388-805-740 and 388-805-750, and implementing new WAC 388-805-035 and 388-805-040, regulating opiate substitution treatment programs. An emergency WAC adoption will modify rules to begin recognizing Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) certification standards, and implement the requirements of SSB 5417, an act relating to opiate substitution treatment programs effective July 22, 2001.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 388-805-005, 388-805-030, 388-805-065, 388-805-145, 388-805-205, 388-805-300, 388-805-710, 388-805-720, 388-805-730, 388-805-740, and 388-805-750.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 70.96A RCW and chapter 242, Laws of 2001.

Other Authority: 42 Code of Federal Regulations (C.F.R.), Part 8.

Under RCW 34.05.350 the agency for good cause finds that state or federal law or federal rule or a federal deadline for state receipt of federal funds requires immediate adoption of a rule.

Reasons for this Finding: The CSAT, SAMHSA adopted 42 C.F.R., Part 8, Certification of Opioid Treatment Programs January 17, 2001, effective May 18, 2001, regulating opiate substitution treatment programs. SSB 5417, an act relating to opiate substitution treatment programs was effective July 22, 2001.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 2, Amended 11, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Effective Date of Rule: March 11, 2002.

March 1, 2002

Brian H. Lindgren, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

Reviser's note: The material contained in this filing exceeded the page-count limitations of WAC 1-21-040 for appearance in this issue of the Register. It will appear in the 02-08 issue of the Register.

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