SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Disability Services Administration)
Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
Purpose: The department is amending these rules as a result of legislative activity during session and to be consistent with federal regulations and newly passed state laws: SSB 5042, vulnerable adults protection, ESHB 1277, oversight of licensed or certified long-term care settings for vulnerable adults and 2E2SHB 1738, changing the designation of medicaid state agency.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 388-97-0001, 388-97-0140, 388-97-0600, 388-97-1640, 388-97-4160, 388-97-4180, 388-97-4280, and 388-97-4460.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapters 18.51 and 74.42 RCW.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 11-17-070 on August 16, 2011.
Changes Other than Editing from Proposed to Adopted Version: See Reviser's note below.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 7, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 8, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 8, Repealed 0.
Date Adopted: October 31, 2011.
Katherine I. Vasquez
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 11-23 issue of the Register.