WSR 10-16-085



(Aging and Disability Services Administration)

[ Filed July 30, 2010, 11:30 a.m. , effective January 1, 2011 ]

Effective Date of Rule: January 1, 2011.

Purpose: The purpose of this proposed rule making is to consider making clarifying changes and to implement chapters 74.39A and 18.88B RCW as codified from Initiative Measure No. 1029 and E2SHB 2284, chapter 361, Laws of 2007.

The department is proposing new sections WAC 388-78A-2461 Background check -- General, 388-78A-2462 Background check -- Washington state -- Who is required to have, 388-78A-2463 Background check -- National fingerprint checks -- Who is required to have, 388-78A-2464 Background check -- Process, 388-78A-2465 Background check -- Results, 388-78A-2466 Background check -- Valid for two years, 388-78A-2467 Background check -- Sharing by health care facilities, 388-78A-2468 Background check -- Conditional hire -- Pending results, 388-78A-2469 Background check -- Disclosure statement, 388-78A-2471 Background check -- Confidentiality -- Use restricted -- Retention, and 388-78A-2474 Training and home care aide certification.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 388-78A-2450 Staff, 388-78A-2470 Criminal history disclosure and background checks, 388-78A-2490 Specialized training for developmental disabilities, 388-78A-2500 Specialized training for mental illness, 388-78A-2510 Specialized training for dementia, 388-78A-2550 Administrator training documentation, 388-78A-2750 Application process, and 388-78A-3190 Denial, suspension, revocation, or nonrenewal of license statutorily required.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapters 18.20 and 74.39A RCW.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 10-10-119 on May 5, 2010.

Changes Other than Editing from Proposed to Adopted Version: See Reviser's note below.

A final cost-benefit analysis is available by contacting Judy Johnson, P.O. Box 45600, Olympia, WA 98504-5600, phone (360) 725-2591, fax (360) 438-7903, e-mail

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 3, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 8, Amended 7, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 11, Amended 8, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: July 29, 2010.

Susan N. Dreyfus


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 10-17 issue of the Register.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office