WSR 16-11-017
(Aging and Long-Term Support Administration)
[Filed May 6, 2016, 9:25 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is proposing to amend chapter 388-112 WAC, Residential long-term care services, and other related rules as may be required.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.39A.009, 74.39A.070, 74.39A.074, 74.39A.351, 74.39A.341, 18.20.270, 18.88B.021, 18.88B.035, 70.128.230, 71A.12.030.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The amendments and revisions to the rules throughout the chapter will be related to training and/or certification requirements for long-term care workers in adult family homes, assisted living facilities, and enhanced service facilities.
The proposed rules are needed for the following reasons: Implementation of chapter 259, Laws of 2013 (SHB 1629) which changed certain home care aide certification requirements and long-term care worker continuing education requirements; implementation of chapter 300, Laws of 2013 (SSB 5630) which allowed changes in specialty training requirements; implementation of chapter 152, Laws of 2015 (HB 1531) on training and certification exemptions; updating language and making other necessary changes; incorporation as appropriate of any other related requirements that may become applicable during this rule making; and implementation of chapter 29, Laws of 2016, to add the category of enhanced service facility caregivers to the long-term care worker training and certification requirements.
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 Suemary Trobaugh, Aging and Long-Term Support Administration, P.O. Box 45600, Olympia, WA 98504-5310 [98504-5600], phone (360) 725-2516, fax (360) 725-2646, TTY 1-800-833-6388, e-mail
May 5, 2016
Katherine I. Vasquez
Rules Coordinator