WSR 14-06-078
(Aging and Long-Term Support Administration)
[Filed March 3, 2014, 1:10 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is revising and updating chapter 388-112 WAC, Residential long-term care services.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.39A.009, 74.39A.070, 74.39A.074, 74.39A.351, 74.39A.341, 18.20.270, 18.88B.021, 18.88B.035, 70.128.230, 71.A.12.030 [71A.12.030].
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department is proposing to amend chapter 388-112 WAC, Residential long-term care services.
The amendments and revisions to the rules throughout the chapter will be related to training and/or certification requirements for long-term care workers in:
Certified community residential services and supports businesses.
Adult family homes.
Assisted living facilities.
The proposed rules are needed to:
Implement SHB 1629, which changed certain (1) home care aide certification requirements, and (2) long-term care worker continuing education requirements.
Implement changes in specialty training requirement under SSB 5630.
Update language and make other necessary housekeeping changes.
As appropriate, incorporate any other related requirements that may become applicable during this rule making.
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 Marrianne Backous, Aging and Long-Term Support Administration, P.O. Box 45600, Olympia, WA 98504-5310, phone (360) 725-2534, fax (360) 725-2646, TTY 1-800-833-6388, e-mail
March 3, 2014
Katherine I. Vasquez
Rules Manager