WSR 17-09-020
(Aging and Long-Term Support Administration)
[Filed April 11, 2017, 8:48 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is proposing to add new sections, amend existing sections, and repeal sections in chapter 388-78A WAC, Assisted living facility licensing rules, including WAC 388-78A-2590, 388-78A-2592, 388-78A-2593, 388-78A-2594, 388-78A-2595, and other related rules as may be required.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 18.20 RCW.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The rules on this subject have not been updated in several years and may be unclear, ambiguous, or inaccurate.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: The department of social and health services (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 Jeanette K. Childress, Assisted Living Facility Policy Program Manager, Aging and Long-Term Support Administration, Residential Care Services, P.O. Box 45600, Olympia, WA 98504-5600, phone (360) 725-2591, fax (360) 438-7903, email
April 6, 2017
Katherine I. Vasquez
Rules Coordinator