WSR 11-17-131

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Disability Services Administration)

[ Filed August 24, 2011, 8:49 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 388-96-910, for a safety net assessment (SNA) imposed on nonexempted nursing facilities in Washington state.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.39.030(3).

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Chapter 7, Laws of 2011 1st sp. sess. imposes an SNA on nonexempt nursing facilities in Washington state. The department is adding WAC 388-96-910 to provide additional direction for implementation of this new regulation.

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 Ken Callaghan, P.O. Box 45600, Mailstop 45600, Olympia, WA 98504-5600, phone (360) 725-2499, fax (360) 725-2641.

August 23, 2011

Katherine I. Vasquez

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office