WSR 09-03-098



(Health and Recovery Services Administration)

[ Filed January 21, 2009, 7:16 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 388-865-0405 Competency requirements for staff, 388-865-0452 Emergency crisis intervention services -- Additional standards, 388-865-0456 Case management services -- Additional standards, 388-865-0466 Community support outpatient certification -- Additional standards, 388-865-0468 Emergency crisis intervention services certification -- Additional standards, and possibly other WAC sections related to this change.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 71.05.560, 71.05.700, 71.05.705, 71.05.710, 71.05.715, 71.05.720, and 71.24.035.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Legislation passed in 2007 established certain safety requirements for mental health professionals who conduct home visits to stabilize persons in crisis. The purpose of this rule-making action is to codify those requirements.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: 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 Kevin Sullivan, P.O. Box 45504, Olympia, WA 98504-5504, phone (360) 725-1344, fax (360) 586-9727, TTY 1-800-848-5429, e-mail

January 20, 2009

Stephanie E. Schiller

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office