WSR 13-15-106
(Aging and Long-Term Support Administration)
[Filed July 22, 2013, 11:53 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is considering adding new sections and amending the following sections in chapter 388-78A WAC, Assisted living facilities rules: WAC 388-78A-2020 Definitions, 388-78A-2035 Disclosure statement to nonresident individuals, 388-78A-2440 Resident register, 388-78A-2460 Quality assurance committee, 388-78A-2474 Training and home care aides certification requirements, 388-78A-2730 Licensee's responsibilities, 388-78A-3180 Required enforcement remedies, and other related rules as appropriate.
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 newly passed state law SB [SSB] 5077 Gender-neutral terms; HB [SHB] 1629 Concerning credentialing and continuing education requirements for long-term services; and SB 5510 Vulnerable adults—Abuse.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Washington state department of health.
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 Jeanette K. Childress, Assisted Living Facilities Policy Program Manager, Residential Care Services, P.O. Box 45600, Olympia, WA 98504-5600, phone (360) 725-2591, fax (360) 438-7903, e-mail Draft section language will be posted on ALTSA 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.
July 11, 2013
Katherine I. Vasquez
Rules Coordinator