WSR 02-14-054

EXPEDITED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH


[ Filed June 27, 2002, 8:46 a.m. ]

Title of Rule: WAC 246-328-200 HIV/AIDS prevention and information education requirements and 246-328-990 Adult family home provider or resident manager fees and renewal cycle.

Purpose: The proposal repeals rules to implement chapter 223, Laws of 2002. New legislation repealed the Department of Health credential for adult family home providers and resident managers. Repeal of the rules is part of the implementation of the legislation.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 223, Laws of 2002.

Statute Being Implemented: Chapter 18.48 RCW.

Summary: The HIV/AIDS rule requires that adult family home providers and resident managers take seven hours of AIDS education. The fee and renewal rule requires providers and resident managers to pay an application fee, renew the credential annually, and pay a renewal fee. Since the credential has been repealed and no longer exists, the rule requirements should be repealed as well.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: P. Lovinger, 1300 S.E. Quince Street, Olympia, WA, (360) 236-4985.

Name of Proponent: Department of Health, governmental.

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

Explanation of Rule, its Purpose, and Anticipated Effects: The HIV/AIDS rule requires that adult family home providers and resident managers take seven hours of AIDS education. The fee and renewal cycle rule requires providers and resident managers to pay an application fee, renew the credential annually, and pay a renewal fee. Since the credential has been repealed and no longer exists, the rule requirements should be repealed as well. Repeal of the adult family home credential will improve government efficiency.

Proposal Changes the Following Existing Rules: The proposal repeals WAC 246-328-200 and 246-328-990, eliminating the HIV/AIDS requirement and application and renewal fees for adult family home providers and resident managers.

NOTICE

THIS RULE IS BEING PROPOSED UNDER AN EXPEDITED RULE-MAKING PROCESS THAT WILL ELIMINATE THE NEED FOR THE AGENCY TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARINGS, PREPARE A SMALL BUSINESS ECONOMIC IMPACT STATEMENT, OR PROVIDE RESPONSES TO THE CRITERIA FOR A SIGNIFICANT LEGISLATIVE RULE. IF YOU OBJECT TO THE USE OF THE EXPEDITED RULE-MAKING PROCESS, YOU MUST EXPRESS YOUR OBJECTIONS IN WRITING AND THEY MUST BE SENT TO Pamela Lovinger, Department of Health, P.O. Box 47860, Olympia, WA 98504-7860 , AND RECEIVED BY September 4, 2002.


June 26, 2002

Mary C. Selecky

Secretary

OTS-5695.1


REPEALER
     The following chapter of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
WAC 246-328-200 HIV/AIDS prevention and information education requirements.
WAC 246-328-990 Adult family home provider or resident manager fees and renewal cycle.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office