WSR 11-02-003

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Disability Services Administration)

[ Filed December 22, 2010, 3:07 p.m. , effective January 22, 2011 ]


Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

Purpose: The new chapter 388-816 WAC addresses agency certification and implementation of the problem and pathological gambling treatment program. The rules allow a problem and pathological gambling treatment program to hire staff under the department of health (DOH) agency affiliated credential beginning July 1, 2010. DOH abolished the registered counselor credential as of June 30, 2010, and will issue seven credentials under chapter 18.19 RCW. Chapter 388-816 WAC gives DOH authority to grant credentials to chemical dependency professionals who practice within an agency by allowing the division of behavioral health and recovery of the aging and disability services administration to certify problem and pathological gambling treatment programs.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: Section 1 (1) and (4), chapter 171, Laws of 2010.

Other Authority: RCW 43.20A.890, 74.08.090.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 10-18-102 on September 1, 2010.

Changes Other than Editing from Proposed to Adopted Version:

A final cost-benefit analysis is available by contacting Linda Graves, P.O. Box 45330, Olympia, WA 98504-5330, phone (360) 725-3716, fax (360) 586-0343, e-mail linda.graves@dshs.wa.gov.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 33, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 33, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: December 22, 2010.

Susan N. Dreyfus

Secretary

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 11-03 issue of the Register.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office