PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Long-Term Support Administration)
[Filed May 5, 2020, 1:09 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is considering amending chapter 388-107 WAC and other related rules as may be required to implement SHB 2448 (chapter 278, Laws of 2020).
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 70.97.230
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department is considering amending chapter 388-107 WAC to implement SHB 2448 (chapter 278, Laws of 2020). The bill revised the eligibility and admission criteria for enhanced services facilities, and updated the scope of care by replacing the term "treatment" with either "support" or "service." The terms "mental health care" and "substance use" are replaced with "behavioral health disorder." The bill removed and updated the resident rights to reflect those of other long-term care settings.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: No other federal or state agencies regulate this subject.
Process for Developing New Rule: The department will use a collaborative rule-making process to develop draft rules and seek informal review and comment on the draft rules prior to proposing them for adoption. To participate in the rule-making process, please contact the staff identified below.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Sondra Silverman, P.O. Box 45600, Olympia, WA 98504, phone 360-688-0715, email Sondra.Silverman@dshs.wa.gov.
May 5, 2020
Katherine I. Vasquez