PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Disability Services)
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is considering amending chapter 388-78A WAC to change the term "boarding home" to "assisted living facility" throughout the chapter in compliance with SHB 2056 passed in the 2011-2012 legislative session.
The scope of this rule making is limited to the terminology change from "boarding home" to "assisted living facility."
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 18.20 RCW.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department is amending these rules to comply with and be consistent with SHB 2056 to change the term "boarding home" to "assisted living facility."
Process for Developing New Rule: DSHS welcomes the public to take part in developing the rules. 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 Judy Johnson, Program Manager, Residential Care Services, P.O. Box 45600, Olympia, WA 98504-5600, phone (360) 725-2591, fax (360) 438-7903, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Draft section language will be posted on ADSA professional internet web page for review and comment prior to filing the CR-102. Anyone from the public can comment directly to the program manager listed above via phone, e-mail or fax.
January 28, 2013
Katherine I. Vasquez