|State of Washington||63rd Legislature||2013 Regular Session|
READ FIRST TIME 02/08/13.
AN ACT Relating to strengthening families by allowing transfers between regional support networks to be closer to relatives or other strong personal supports; adding a new section to chapter 71.24 RCW; and providing an expiration date.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:
NEW SECTION. Sec. 1 A new section is added to chapter 71.24 RCW
to read as follows:
(1) By December 1, 2013, the department shall propose rules and procedures to govern transfers of clients between regional support networks which allow the department to assume the authority to resolve disputes that arise. The department shall work collaboratively with stakeholders, including representatives of consumers and families, in developing these rules and procedures, which when finalized, must be incorporated in regional support network contracts.
(2) The department must submit a copy of the proposed rules and procedures to the chairs of the relevant committees of the legislature when the proposed rules and procedures are completed.
(3) This section expires June 30, 2015.