WSR 15-17-110
(Aging and Long-Term Support Administration)
[Filed August 18, 2015, 3:49 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is considering amending the following sections in chapter 388-76 WAC, Adult family home minimum licensing requirements: WAC 388-76-1000 Definitions, 388-76-10064 ApplicationForty-eight hour administration and business planning class training requirement, 388-76-10107 Change of ownershipPriority processing, 388-76-10535 Resident rightsNotice of change to services, 388-76-10715 DoorsAbility to open, and other required rules as may be required.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 70.128 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 requirements from recently passed legislation SB [SSB] 5600, HB [SHB] 1132 and to protect resident safety and well-being.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Department of social and health services, home and community services - adult protective services.
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 Christi Pederson, Home Policy Unit 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 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, e-mail or fax.
August 18, 2015
Katherine I. Vasquez
Rules Coordinator