WSR 15-15-069
(Aging and Long-Term Support Administration)
[Filed July 13, 2015, 9:19 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is proposing new rules relating to nursing home staffing levels to be placed in chapter 388-96 WAC, and other related rules as may be required.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.42.360 (2)(a), 74.42.620.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department is instructed to establish in rule a system of compliance of minimum direct care staffing standards as stated in SHB 1274.
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 Elizabeth Pashley, Office of Rates Management, 4450 10th Avenue S.E., Lacey, WA 98503, phone (360) 725-2447, fax (360) 725-2641, TTY 1-800-624-6186, e-mail
July 10, 2015
Katherine I. Vasquez
Rules Coordinator