WSR 99-24-045

PROPOSED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Adult Services Administration)

[ Filed November 24, 1999, 11:29 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 98-06-089.

Title of Rule: Chapter 388-97 WAC, Nursing homes.

Purpose: 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 00-01 issue of the Register.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 18.51.070 and 74.42.620.

Statute Being Implemented: Chapters 18.51 and 74.42 RCW.

Summary: See Purpose above.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: See Purpose above.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Irene Owens, P.O. Box 45600, Olympia, WA 98504-5600, 1-800-422-3263, or (360) 438-8978; Implementation and Enforcement: NHQA, P.O. Box 45600, Olympia, WA 98504-5600, 1-800-422-3263, or (360) 438-8978.

Name of Proponent: Department of Social and Health Services, governmental.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Explanation of Rule, its Purpose, and Anticipated Effects: See Purpose above.

Proposal Changes the Following Existing Rules: See Purpose above.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. The department has analyzed the proposed rules and has determined that there is no increase in existing costs, no imposition of a new cost and no decrease in benefit to the providers.

RCW 34.05.328 applies to this rule adoption. These rules meet the definition of a significant legislative rule and a cost benefit analysis has been prepared. To request a copy see the staff person identified above.

Hearing Location: Lacey Government Center (behind Tokyo Bento Restaurant), 1009 College Street S.E., Room 104-B, Lacey, WA 98503, on January 25, 2000, at 10:00 a.m.; and at Children and Family Services, 1313 North Atlantic Street, Suite 2000, SW Conference Room, Spokane, WA 99201, on January 27, 2000, at 10:00 a.m.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Paige Wall by January 14, 2000, phone (360) 664-6094, TTY (360) 664-6178, e-mail wallpg@dshs.wa.gov.

Submit Written Comments to: Identify WAC Numbers, Paige Wall, Rules Coordinator, Rules and Policies Assistance Unit, P.O. Box 45850, Olympia, WA 98504-5850, fax (360) 664-6185, by January 27, 2000.

Date of Intended Adoption: February 23, 2000.

November 18, 1999

Marie Myerchin-Redifer, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

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 00-01 issue of the Register.

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