WSR 13-15-111
Aging and Long-Term Support Administration
[Filed July 22, 2013, 12:02 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is considering amending and adding sections to chapter 388-111 WAC, Residential habilitation centers—Compliance standards: WAC 388-111-0001 Definitions, and other related rules as appropriate.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 74.34 RCW, RCW 74.08.090 and 71A.12.030.
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 laws: SB 5510 Vulnerable adults—Abuse and SSB 5077 Statutes—Gender-neutral terms. In addition, the department is amending rules to comply with SHB 2056 Assisted living facilities (chapter 10, Laws of 2012) passed in the 2012 legislative session, which changed the term "boarding home" to "assisted living facility."
The department is also amending the chapter to comply with federal law regarding terminology used in intermediate care facilities for individuals with intellectual disabilities (ICF/IID) regulations.
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 John Gaskell, ICF/IID Policy Program Manager, Residential Care Services, P.O. Box 45600, Olympia, WA 98504-5600, phone (360) 725-3210, fax (360) 438-7903, e-mail Draft section language will be posted on the aging and long-term support administration professional internet web page for review and comment prior to filing the CR-102 proposed rules. Anyone from the public can comment directly to the program manager listed above via phone, e-mail or fax.
July 18, 2013
Katherine I. Vasquez
Rules Coordinator