WSR 06-07-042

EXPEDITED RULES

HOME CARE

QUALITY AUTHORITY

[ Filed March 8, 2006, 4:43 p.m. ]

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: The authority is proposing an amendment to chapter 257-01 WAC, Authority organization.

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 THIS USE OF THE EXPEDITED RULE-MAKING PROCESS, YOU MUST EXPRESS YOUR OBJECTIONS IN WRITING AND THEY MUST BE SENT TO Sherri Wills-Green, Home Care Quality Authority, P.O. Box 40940, Olympia, WA 98504, or deliver to 640 Woodland Square Loop S.E., Lacey, WA 98504, e-mail swills-green@hcqa.wa.gov, fax (360) 407-0304 , AND RECEIVED BY May 22, 2006.


Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The change in WAC 257-10-040 is to amend language to reflect the change in frequency of HCQA board meetings.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: The HCQA board no longer meets on a monthly basis. HCQA scheduled board meetings will be specified in the Washington State Register.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 74.39A.280(3), 74.39A.230 (1) and (2).

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 74.39A.230.

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

Name of Proponent: Home care quality authority, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Sherri Wills-Green, 640 Woodland Square Loop, Olympia, WA 98504, (360) 725-2520; Implementation and Enforcement: Mindy Schaffner, 640 Woodland Square Loop, Olympia, WA 98504, (360) 725-2635.

March 8, 2006

Mindy Schaffner

Executive Director


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 04-20-110, filed 10/6/04, effective 11/6/04)

WAC 257-01-040   Board meetings.   Meetings of the authority shall normally be held ((monthly)) at the date, time, and place to be set by the board and as published in the Washington state register. Additional public meetings necessary to discharge the business of the authority may be called from time to time by the chair or by a quorum of the board.

All meetings are conducted in accordance with the Open Public Meetings Act (chapter 42.30 RCW). A simple majority of the board constitutes a quorum. Any matter coming before the board may be decided by a majority vote of those members present and voting. Minutes shall be taken at all meetings.

Written communications intended for board consideration or action shall be filed with the authority's administrative office.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.39A.280(3) and 74.39A.230 (1) and (2). 04-20-110, 257-01-040, filed 10/6/04, effective 11/6/04.]

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