WSR 04-11-088

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

HOME CARE

QUALITY AUTHORITY

[ Filed May 18, 2004, 5:00 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Establishes a new rule that requires individual providers to complete safety training sponsored by the Home Care Quality Authority.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.39A.280(3) and 74.39A.250 (1)(c).

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The agency will soon provide workers' compensation coverage, which necessitates safety training to minimize risk of provider injury and/or illness.

Process for Developing New Rule: At a later date, the agency will seek public comments before filing a proposed rule and proposed rule-making notice for publication in the state register. The agency will invite public comments and hold a public hearing. The proposal will be sent to all interested parties and to anyone who requests the proposal.

If you want to be added to the mailing list, or want information about the development of this rule, please contact the person listed below.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Jane M. Wood, Home Care Quality Authority, P.O. Box 40940, Olympia, WA 98504, phone (360) 725-2575, fax (360) 407-0304, e-mail jwood@hcqa.wa.gov.

May 18, 2004

Mindy L. Schaffner

Executive Director

Legislature Code Reviser 

Register

Washington State Code Reviser's Office