WSR 15-07-003
(Aging and Long-Term Support Administration)
[Filed March 6, 2015, 11:45 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is considering amending and repealing sections in chapter 388-97 WAC, Nursing home minimum licensing requirements, including WAC 388-97-1920 Preadmission screeningLevel I, 388-97-1940 Advanced categorical determinations, not subject to preadmission screeningLevel II, 388-97-1960 Preadmission screeningLevel II, 388-97-1980 Resident review, 388-97-2000 Preadmission screening and resident review (PASRR) determination and appeal rights, and other related rules as may be required.
The department is considering creating new sections on PASRR and other related rules as appropriate.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapters 18.51 and 74.42 RCW.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department is amending these rules to assure compliance with federal standards regarding the PASRR process in accordance with 42 C.F.R. § 483.100-138.
This amendment will also provide greater clarity regarding the PASRR process for nursing facilities.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the health care authority.
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 Amy Abbott, Nursing Home Policy Program Manager, P.O. Box 45600, Olympia, WA 98513, phone (360) 725-2581, fax (360) 438-7903, e-mail Draft section language will be posted on the aging and long-term support administration 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, mail, e-mail, or fax.
March 6, 2015
Katherine I. Vasquez
Rules Coordinator