PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Disability Services Administration)
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is:
|•||Adding new sections to chapter 388-76 WAC, Adult family home minimum licensing requirements, to clarify due process rights of persons investigated for alleged abuse, neglect, exploitation and financial exploitation of an adult family home resident and amending other related sections; and|
|•||Amending other sections as necessary.|
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 70.128.040 and chapter 74.34 RCW.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department is amending rules:
|•||To clarify the due process rights of persons investigated by the department for alleged abuse, neglect, exploitation and financial exploitation of an adult family home resident; and|
|•||To improve protection of vulnerable adults who reside in adult family homes from abuse, neglect, exploitation and financial exploitation through investigations and agency findings.|
Process for Developing New Rule: Negotiated rule making; and DSHS welcomes the public to take part in developing the rules. Anyone interested should contact the staff person identified below. At a later date, DSHS will file a proposal with the office of the code reviser with a notice of proposed rule making. A copy of the proposal will be sent to everyone on the mailing list and to anyone who requests a copy.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Roger A. Woodside, Program Manager,
DSHS, Residential Care Services, Aging and Disability Services Administration, P.O. Box 45600, Olympia, WA 98504-5600, phone (360) 725-3204, fax (360) 438-7903, TTY 1-877-905-0454, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
July 12, 2007
Stephanie E. Schiller