SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Disability Services)
Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 13-04-092.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: The department intends to amend 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."
Hearing Location(s): Office Building 2, DSHS Headquarters, 1115 Washington, Olympia, WA 98504 (public parking at 11th and Jefferson. A map is available at http://www1.dshs.wa.gov/msa/rpau/RPAU-OB-2directions.html or by calling (360) 664-6094), on June 4, 2013, at 10:00 a.m.
Date of Intended Adoption: Not earlier than June 4, 2013.
Submit Written Comments to: DSHS Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 45850, Olympia, WA 98504-5850, 1115 Washington Street S.E., Olympia, WA 98504, e-mail DSHSRPAURulesCoordinator@dshs.wa.gov, fax (360) 664-6185, by 5 p.m. on June 4, 2013.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Jennisha Johnson, DSHS rules consultant, by May 21, 2013, TTY (360) 664-6178 or (360) 664-6094.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: 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."
Reasons Supporting Proposal: See above.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 18.20 RCW.
Statute Being Implemented: Chapter 18.20 RCW.
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Name of Proponent: Department of social and health services, governmental.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Judy Johnson, P.O. Box 45600, Olympia, WA 98504-5600, (360) 725-2591; Implementation and Enforcement: Lori Melchiori, P.O. Box 45600, Olympia, WA 98504-5600, (360) 725-2404.
No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. Under RCW 19.85.025(3), a small business economic impact statement is not required for rules adopting or incorporating, by reference without material change, Washington state statutes or regulations.
A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. Under RCW 34.05.328 (5)(b), a cost-benefit analysis is not required for rules adopting or incorporating, by reference without material change, Washington state statues [statutes] or regulations.
March 25, 2013
Katherine I. Vasquez
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