WSR 02-11-126

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Adult Services Administration)

[ Filed May 21, 2002, 11:19 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Nursing homes, WAC 388-97-550 and 388-97-555.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.51.050.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: To increase the nursing home licensing fees from $127 a bed to $275 a bed.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: By publishing in the Washington State Register: CR-101 Preproposal Statement of Inquiry; CR-102 Proposed Rule Making; and CR-103 Rule Making Order including a Concise Explanatory Statement.

The Aging and Adult Services Administration (AASA) welcomes the public participation in developing its rule(s). Anyone interested in participating should contact the staff person indicated below. At a later date, AASA will file proposed rules with the Office of the Code Reviser with a notice of proposed rule making, and send a copy to everyone currently on the HCS mailing list and anyone else who requests a copy.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication. If you would like to be personally notified when draft regulations are ready for review, please contact the following staff person: Patricia Hague by fax at (360) 725-2641, e-mail at HaguePE@dshs.wa.gov or write to same at Home and Community Rates, P.O. Box 45600, Olympia, WA 98504-5600.

May 15, 2002

Brian H. Lindgren, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

Washington State Code Reviser's Office