WSR 12-11-039

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Financial Services Administration)

[ Filed May 10, 2012, 12:39 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: The operations support and services division, background check central unit, is amending the following sections and creating a new section in chapter 388-06 WAC related to division of developmental disabilities (DDD) long-term care fingerprint check requirements and one hundred twenty day provisional hire: WAC 388-06-0020, 388-06-0110, 388-06-0150, 388-06-0525, 388-06-0540, and other related rules as appropriate.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.39A.056, 43.43.832, ESHB 2314.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department is creating a new section and revising sections of chapter 388-06 WAC to implement Initiative 1163 and ESHB 2314 related to DDD long-term care fingerprint check requirements and one hundred twenty [day] provisional hire pending the completion of a national fingerprint-based background check. In addition the department will make clarifying revisions to DDD recheck requirements.

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.

May 1, 2012

Katherine I. Vasquez

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office