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 newly passed state laws: ESHB 1548 Implementation of long-term care worker requirements regarding background checks and training which was superseded by Initiative 1163, SSB 5042 Vulnerable adults protection, ESHB 1277 Oversight of licensed or certified long-term care settings for vulnerable adults and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.
The department added WAC 388-76-10037, 388-76-10561, 388-76-10911, and 388-76-10976.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 388-76-10000, 388-76-10015, 388-76-10025, 388-76-10035, 388-76-10064, 388-76-10070, 388-76-10073, 388-76-10080, 388-76-10105, 388-76-10120, 388-76-10130, 388-76-10146, 388-76-10395, 388-76-10540, 388-76-10570, 388-76-10915, 388-76-10945, 388-76-10960, and 388-76-10975.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 70.128 RCW.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 11-18-096 on September 7, 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 4, Amended 19, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 4, Amended 19, Repealed 0.
Date Adopted: December 5, 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 12-02 issue of the Register.