WSR 06-06-014

PROPOSED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Health and Recovery Services Administration)

[ Filed February 17, 2006, 11:35 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 05-17-191.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Chapter 388-805 WAC, Certification requirements for chemical dependency service providers.

Purpose: These rules are being revised to establish the level of quality and patient care standards for chemical dependency service providers seeking certification by DSHS/division of alcohol and substance abuse (DASA).

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 April 25, 2006, at 10:00 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: Not earlier than April 26, 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., April 25, 2006.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Stephanie Schiller, DSHS Rules Consultant, by April 21, 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: To meet the requirements of chapters 70 and 504, Laws of 2005 and chapter 166, Laws of 2004, the department is amending the sections that refer to clinical manual content, administrative manual, assessment requirements, patient record content, and education, referral, and application criteria for opiate substitution treatment programs, and adding new language as appropriate.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: See Reviser's Note below.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 70.96A RCW.

Statute Being Implemented: Chapter 70.96A RCW.

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

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

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: Deb Cummins, Division of Alcohol and Substance Abuse, P.O. Box 45330, Olympia, WA 98504-5330, (360) 725-3716, toll free (877) 301-4557.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. The proposed rules cause only a minor cost, if any, to small businesses that are required to comply.

A cost-benefit analysis is required under RCW 34.05.328. A preliminary cost-benefit analysis may be obtained by contacting Deb Cummins, Certification Policy Manager, Division of Alcohol and Substance Abuse, P.O. Box 45330, Olympia, WA 98504-5330, phone (360) 725-3716, fax (360) 438-8057, e-mail cummida@dshs.wa.gov.

February 13, 2006

Andy Fernando, 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 06-07 issue of the Register.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office