WSR 11-17-135

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Financial Services Administration)

[ Filed August 24, 2011, 8:56 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: The operations support and services division, background check central unit, is amending the following sections of chapter 388-06 WAC related to division of developmental disabilities long-term care fingerprint check requirements: WAC 388-06-0110(1) Who must have background checks? and 388-06-0150(5) What does the background check cover?

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.39A.055(4).

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: In the 2011 special session, the legislature passed ESHB 1548 delaying the implementation date for long-term care fingerprint check requirements from January 2012 to January 2014. Rule revisions are needed to show the new effective date.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: The department will work with the department of health and Washington state patrol in implementing the long-term care fingerprint check requirements. No other federal and state agencies are affected by these rule revisions.

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 Cindy LaRose-Eatwell, Operations Support and Services Division, Background Check Central Unit, P.O. Box 45025, Olympia, WA 98504-5025, phone (360) 725-8072, fax (360) 902-0292, e-mail laroscj@dshs.wa.gov.

August 23, 2011

Katherine I. Vasquez

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office