WSR 15-18-070
(Behavioral Health and Service Integration Administration)
[Filed August 27, 2015, 10:14 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is proposing to create new WAC sections in chapter 388-865 WAC, Community mental health and involuntary treatment programs, and other related rules as may be required.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 10.77 RCW, RCW 71.24.035, and 74.08.090.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department is adopting new sections in chapter 388-865 WAC to comply with 2E2SSB 5177 (chapter 7, Laws of 2015). 2E2SSB 5177 requires, in part, the department to develop alternative locations and increased access to competency evaluation and restoration treatment services under chapter 10.77 RCW. Clarifications, corrections, and policy changes in other sections of chapter 388-865 WAC may be necessary as a result of this rule making.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
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 Kathy Sayre, Rules Program Manager, Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery, P.O. Box 45330, Olympia, WA 98504-5330, e-mail, phone (360) 725-1342, fax (360) 586-0341, TTY 1-800-833-6384.
August 27, 2015
Katherine I. Vasquez
Rules Coordinator