WSR 14-11-090
(Behavioral Health and Service Integration Administration)
[Filed May 21, 2014, 7:02 a.m.]
Original Notice.
Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 13-16-103.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Amending WAC 388-865-0511 Evaluation and treatment facility certification, 388-877-0300 Agency licensureGeneral information, 388-877-0305 Agency licensure—Application, 388-877-0335 Agency licensure and program-specific certificationDenials, suspensions, revocations, and penalties, 388-877-0365 Agency licensure and program-specific certificationFee requirements, 388-877-0420 Agency administrationPolicies and procedures, 388-877-0620 Clinical—Individual service plan, 388-877-0640 Clinical—Record content, 388-877-0650 ClinicalAccess to clinical records, 388-877A-0180 Optional outpatient mental health services requiring program-specific certificationPsychiatric medication services, 388-877A-0195 Optional outpatient mental health services requiring program-specific certificationLess restrictive alternative (LRA) support services, 388-877A-0240 Crisis mental health servicesOutreach services, 388-877A-0280 Crisis mental health servicesEmergency involuntary detention services, 388-877A-0300 Recovery support services requiring program-specific certificationGeneral, 388-877B-0110 Chemical dependency detoxification servicesAgency staff requirements, 388-877B-0200 Chemical dependency residential treatment servicesGeneral, 388-877B-0220 Chemical dependency residential treatment servicesClinical record content and documentation requirements, 388-877B-0310 Chemical dependency outpatient treatment servicesAgency staff requirements, 388-877B-0370 Chemical dependency outpatient treatment services requiring program-specific certificationChemical dependency counseling required under RCW 46.61.5056, 388-877B-0550 Chemical dependency assessment only services requiring program-specific certificationDUI assessment services, and 388-877B-0640 Chemical dependency information and assistance services requiring program-specific certificationInformation and crisis services.
Hearing Location(s): Office Building 2, Lookout Room, DSHS Headquarters, 1115 Washington, Olympia, WA 98504 (public parking at 11th and Jefferson. A map is available at, on July 22, 2014, at 10:00 a.m.
Date of Intended Adoption: Not earlier than July 23, 2014.
Submit Written Comments to: DSHS Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 45850, Olympia, WA 98504, e-mail, fax (360) 664-6185, by 5 p.m. on July 22, 2014.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Jennisha Johnson, DSHS rules consultant, by July 8, 2014, TTY (360) 664-6178 or (360) 664-6094 or by e-mail at
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The proposed amendments update sections in chapters 388-877, 388-877A, and 388-877B WAC which contain the department's new rules for licensing agencies as behavioral health agencies and certifying the behavioral health services the agencies choose to provide. WAC 388-865-0511 is also updated. The purpose of these amendments is to respond and make changes due to comments received from stakeholders on the existing rules; to provide clarification and updates to language; to correct a cross-reference; and to make minor "housekeeping" corrections.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: See above.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 43.20A.550, 74.04.050, 74.08.090, chapters 70.02, 71.24 RCW.
Statute Being Implemented: RCW 43.20A.550, 74.04.050, 74.08.090, chapters 70.02, 71.24 RCW.
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Name of Proponent: Department of social and health services, governmental.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Kathy Sayre, P.O. Box 45330, Olympia, WA 98504-5330, (360) 725-1342; Implementation and Enforcement: Pete Marburger, P.O. Box 45330, Olympia, WA 98504-5330, (360) 725-1513.
A small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. See Reviser's note below.
A copy of the statement may be obtained by contacting Kathy Sayre, Rules Manager, P.O. Box 45330, Olympia, WA 98504-5330, phone (360) 725-1342, fax (360) 725-2280, e-mail
A cost-benefit analysis is required under RCW 34.05.328. A preliminary cost-benefit analysis may be obtained by contacting Kathy Sayre, P.O. Box 45330, Olympia, WA 98504-5330, phone (360) 725-1342, fax (360) 725-2280, e-mail
May 15, 2014
Katherine I. Vasquez
Rules Coordinator
Reviser's note: The material contained in this filing exceeded the page-count limitations of WAC 1-21-040 for appearance in this issue of the Register. It will appear in the 14-13 issue of the Register.