WSR 13-15-116
(Aging and Long-Term Support Administration)
[Filed July 22, 2013, 12:23 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is considering amending and adding sections to chapter 388-101 WAC, Certified community residential services and supports: WAC 388-101-3000 Definitions, 388-101-3020 Compliance, 388-101-3060 Change of ownership, 388-101-3230 Group homes, 388-101-3250 Background checks—Washington state, 388-101-3630 Medication services—General, 388-101-3660 Medication assistance, 388-101-3730 Disposal of medications, 388-101-3880 Group home providers, and other related rules as appropriate.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 71A.12.030 and 71A.12.080.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department is amending and adding to 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."
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, Certified Community Residential Services and Supports 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 17, 2013
Katherine I. Vasquez
Rules Coordinator