WSR 13-15-172
(Aging and Long-Term Support Administration)
[Filed July 24, 2013, 9:35 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is considering adding new sections and amending the following sections in chapter 388-101 WAC, Certified community residential services and supports: WAC 388-101-3080 The department may deny—Application, 388-101-3090 The department must deny—Application, 388-101-3245 Background check—General, 388-101-3250 Background checks—Washington state, 388-101-3255 Background checks—Provisional hire—Pending results, and other rules as appropriate.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 71A.12 RCW.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department is amending these rules to support the health and safety of residents in long-term care settings, to consolidate various secretary's lists in the aging and long-term support administration (ALTSA) thus providing a uniform background check standard for all caregivers and to reduce the overall costs of processing background checks.
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, CCRSS 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 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 24, 2013
Katherine I. Vasquez
Rules Coordinator