WSR 15-01-181
(Aging and Long-Term Support Administration)
[Filed December 23, 2014, 3:03 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 388-71 WAC, Home and community services and programs, and other related rules as may be required.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.520.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department is adding new sections to chapter 388-71 WAC to transfer and amend the rules for residential client protection program found in chapter 388-76 WAC (adult family home), chapter 388-78A WAC (assisted living), chapter 388-97 WAC (nursing home), chapter 388-101 WAC (supportive living programs), and chapter 388-111 WAC (residential habilitation centers), to the adult protective services program.
Other necessary changes that arise during this rule making may be incorporated. Other WAC chapters may also be updated as a result of 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 Angel Sulivan, P.O. Box 45600, Olympia, WA 98504-5600, phone (360) 725-2495, fax (360) 407-7582, TTY (800) 848-5429, e-mail
December 18, 2014
Katherine I. Vasquez
Rules Coordinator