WSR 13-15-125
(Developmental Disabilities Administration)
[Filed July 22, 2013, 2:23 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The developmental disabilities administration (DDA) is proposing to amend sections within chapter 388-825 WAC, Division of developmental disabilities services rules and sections within chapter 388-06 WAC, Background checks.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 71A.12.030 General authority of secretary—Rule adoption.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The purpose for the changes is to consolidate the secretary's lists of crimes and negative actions for home and community services, residential services, and DDA that will disqualify persons from being a provider, and to clarify background check requirements. The consolidated list will provide better clarity and understanding for the public and contracted entities, reduce the amount of WAC language, and help preserve the health and safety of our clients. DDA and the aging and long-term support administration will collaborate and coordinate with the DSHS background check central unit (BCCU) to consolidate and coordination [coordinate] rules related to disqualifying crimes including WACs such as chapters 388-06, 388-71, 388-76, 388-78A, 388-97, 388-101 and 388-825 WAC. Other related rules may be amended as may be required.
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 Alan McMullen, Program Manager, Developmental Disabilities Administration, P.O. Box 45310, Olympia, WA 98504-5310, phone (360) 725-3422, fax (360) 407-0955, TTY 11-800-833-6388 [1-800-833-6388], e-mail
July 22, 2013
Katherine I. Vasquez
Rules Coordinator