WSR 17-13-026
(Aging and Long-Term Support Administration)
[Filed June 13, 2017, 10:10 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is proposing to amend sections in chapter 388-78A WAC, Assisted living facility licensing rules, including WAC 388-78A-2020 Definitions 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 department is proposing to amend chapter 388-78A WAC, Assisted living facility licensing rules and other related rules as may be required to assure compliance with requirements of SB [SSB] 5600, which states the new definition of abuse to include financial exploitation of a vulnerable adult. SB [SSB] 5600 also defines chemical, mechanical, and physical restraint.
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 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) 725-2951, fax (360) 407-0976, email
June 12, 2017
Katherine I. Vasquez
Rules Coordinator