WSR 06-04-087

PROPOSED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Disability Services Administration)

[ Filed January 31, 2006, 4:17 p.m. ]

Original Notice.

Exempt from preproposal statement of inquiry under RCW 34.05.310(4).

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: The department is proposing the amendment of WAC 388-112-0110 and 388-112-0250, Residential long-term care services -- Training.

Hearing Location(s): Blake Office Park East, Rose Room, 4500 10th Avenue S.E., Lacey, WA 98503 (one block north of the intersection of Pacific Avenue S.E. and Alhadeff Lane. A map or directions are available at http://www1.dshs.wa.gov/msa/rpau/docket.html or by calling (360) 664-6097), on March 7, 2006, at 10:00 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: Not earlier than March 8, 2006.

Submit Written Comments to: DSHS Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 45850, Olympia, WA 98504, delivery 4500 10th Avenue S.E., Lacey, WA 98503, e-mail fernaax@dshs.wa.gov, fax (360) 664-6185, by 5:00 p.m., March 7, 2006.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Stephanie Schiller, DSHS Rules Consultant by March 3, 2006, TTY (360) 664-6178 or (360) 664-6097 or by e-mail at schilse@dshs.wa.gov.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The change in WAC 388-112-0110 is to correct errors in referenced WAC.

The change in WAC 388-112-0250 is to add language in [to] replace a WAC reference that no longer exists.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: The proposed amendments will clarify these rules.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 18.20.090, 70.128.040, 70.128.230.

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 18.20.090, 70.128.040, 70.128.230.

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

Agency Comments or Recommendations, if any, as to Statutory Language, Implementation, Enforcement, and Fiscal Matters: The proposed rules correct errors and clarify the rules without changing their effect. A preproposal statement of inquiry is not required per RCW 34.05.310 (4)(d).

Name of Proponent: Department of social and health services, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: Barbara Hanneman, P.O. Box 45600, Olympia, WA 98504-5600, (360) 725-2540.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. The department has analyzed the proposed rules and determined that no new costs will be imposed on small businesses.

A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. The proposed rules correct errors and clarify the rules without changing their effect, and so are exempt under RCW 34.05.328 (5)(b)(iv).

January 27, 2006

Andy Fernando, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

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AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 02-15-065, filed 7/11/02, effective 8/11/02)

WAC 388-112-0110   What is specialty training?   (1) Specialty or "special needs" training, including caregiver specialty training, provides instruction in caregiving skills that meet the special needs of people living with mental illness, dementia, or developmental disabilities. Specialty trainings are different for each population served and are not interchangeable. Specialty training may be integrated with basic training if the complete content of each training is included. DSHS must approve specialty training curricula for managers and caregivers, except for adult family home caregiver specialty training.

(2) Manager specialty training for boarding home administrators (or designees), adult family home providers and resident managers:

(a) Developmental disabilities specialty training, under WAC 388-112-0120, is the required training on that specialty for adult family home providers and resident managers, and for boarding home administrators (or designees.)

(b) Dementia specialty training, under WAC ((388-112-0135)) 388-112-0125, and mental health specialty training, under WAC ((388-112-0140)) 388-112-0135, are the required trainings on those specialties for adult family home providers and resident managers, and for boarding home administrators (or designees).

(3) Caregiver specialty training for boarding homes:

(a) Developmental disabilities specialty training, under WAC 388-112-0120, is the required training on that specialty for boarding home caregivers.

(b) Caregiver dementia training, under WAC ((388-112-0135)) 388-112-0130, and caregiver mental health training, under WAC 388-112-0140, are the required trainings on those specialties for boarding home caregivers.

(4) Caregiver specialty training for adult family homes:

The provider or resident manager who has successfully completed the manager specialty training, or a person knowledgeable about the specialty area, trains adult family home caregivers in the specialty needs of the individual residents in the adult family home, and there is no required curriculum.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.20.090, 70.128.040, 74.39A.050, 34.05.020, 2000 c 121, and 2002 c 233. 02-15-065, 388-112-0110, filed 7/11/02, effective 8/11/02.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 02-15-066, filed 7/11/02, effective 8/11/02)

WAC 388-112-0250   What is CPR training?   Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training is training ((that meets the content requirements in WAC 296-800-15010)) provided by an authorized CPR instructor.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.20.090, 70.128.040, 74.39A.050, 34.05.020, 2000 c 121, and 2002 c 233. 02-15-066, 388-112-0250, filed 7/11/02, effective 8/11/02.]