WSR 15-12-084
(Aging and Long-Term Support Administration)
[Filed June 1, 2015, 2:45 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is considering repealing and amending the following sections of chapter 388-101 WAC, Certified community residential services and supports: WAC 388-101-3000 Definitions, 388-101-3258 Training requirements, 388-101-3260 Staff training, 388-101-3290 Staff training within six months of employment, 388-101-3302 Certified community residential services and supportsGeneral training requirements, 388-101-3950 Mechanical and chemical restraints, 388-101-3960 Monitoring physical and mechanical restraints, 388-101-4190 Provisional certification, 388-101-4200 Decertification, and other related rules as may be required. The department will also create new sections in chapter 388-101 WAC related to enforcement actions.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 71A.12 RCW.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: These rule changes are needed to be in compliance with recently passed legislation, SSB 5600 and HB 1307. The rules are also needed to address training and fingerprint requirements from past legislation that will take effect on January 1, 2016.
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 Penelope Rarick, Policy Program Manager, P.O. Box 45600, Olympia, 98513, phone (360) 725-3210, fax (360) 438-7903, e-mail Draft section language will be posted on ALTSA 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, e-mail or fax.
May 29, 2015
Katherine I. Vasquez
Rules Coordinator