WSR 02-09-047

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Adult Services Administration)

[ Filed April 12, 2002, 3:55 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: The Residential Care Services Division is amending WAC 388-78A-265 Limited nursing services and related sections to conform to current chapter 18.79 RCW, Nursing care.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.20.090.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Amending WAC 388-78A-265 to be consistent with current statute (chapter 18.79 RCW) regarding nurse delegation. To update outdated references in WAC.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Washington State Department of Health.

Process for Developing New Rule: The public is welcome to take part in the rule-making process. Upon drafting the rule, mailings will go to boarding home providers and other interested stakeholders included on the mailing list. Any communication can be directed to the staff person indicated below.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Sherri Wills, Residential Care Services, Aging and Adult Services Administration, P.O. Box 45600, Olympia, WA 98504-5600, phone (360) 725-2348, fax (360) 438-7903, e-mail willssk@dshs.wa.gov.

April 11, 2002

Brian H. Lindgren, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

Washington State Code Reviser's Office