WSR 16-21-081
(Aging and Long-Term Support Administration)
[Filed October 18, 2016, 10:45 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is proposing to amend and add new sections to chapter 388-71 WAC, Home and community services and programs, and other related rules as may be required specifically related to adult day health and adult day care.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.08.090.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department is amending and adding new sections to chapter 388-71 WAC and other related rules as may be required to define definitions used throughout the chapter, update existing language as it pertains to the center's responsibility in developing a negotiated care plan, and define client rights in regards to restraints including physical restraints, chemical restraints, involuntary seclusion, and the use of medical devices.
Other related changes that arise during this rule making may be incorporated. Other related WAC chapters may need to be updated as a result of this rule making.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: DSHS welcomes the public to take part in developing the rules. Anyone interested should contact the staff person identified below. At a later date, DSHS will file a proposal with the office of the code reviser with a notice of proposed rule making. A copy of the proposal will be sent to everyone on the mailing list and to anyone who requests a copy.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Angel Sulivan, P.O. Box 45600, Olympia, WA 98504-5600, phone (360) 725-2495, fax (360) 438-8633, TTY (360) 493-2637, e-mail
October 17, 2016
Katherine I. Vasquez
Rules Coordinator