WSR 14-18-086
(Developmental Disabilities Administration)
[Filed September 3, 2014, 10:06 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The developmental disabilities administration is creating rules to comply with the requirements in chapter 74.39A RCW related to training for residential service businesses.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.39A.074 Training requirements for long-term care workers, 74.39A.341 Continuing education requirements for long-term care workers, 74.39A.351 Advanced training, and 18.88B.041 Exemptions from training.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department is proposing to create a new chapter related to training for supported living businesses and their staff. To create a separate chapter will mitigate confusion between the various entities that fall under training requirements per chapter 74.39A RCW. This chapter will have appropriate references "pointing" to residential long-term care training in chapter 388-112 WAC and other related rules 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, Developmental Disabilities Administration, P.O. Box 45310, Olympia, WA 98504-5310, phone (360) 725-3524, fax (360) 407-0955, TTY 1-800-833-6388, e-mail
September 2, 2014
Katherine I. Vasquez
Rules Coordinator