WSR 12-09-093

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Disability Services Administration)

[ Filed April 18, 2012, 11:15 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 388-865-0536 Standards for administration, 388-865-0755 Standards for administration, and other related rules, as appropriate.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 10.31.110, 71.05.153, 71.05.190, and chapter 74.09 RCW.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Amends rules to comply with SSB 5452 that requires, in-part, procedures to ensure a facility documents in an individual's clinical record that the mental health provider informed the arresting officer of the individual's release from the facility by agreement to voluntarily participate in outpatient treatment when the arresting officer specifically requested notification and provided contact information.

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 Kathy Sayre, Rules Manager, P.O. Box 45330, Olympia, WA 98504-5330, phone (360) 725-1342, fax (360) 725-2280, e-mail kathy.sayre@dshs.wa.gov.

April 18, 2012

Katherine I. Vasquez

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office