WSR 17-17-084
(Board of Nursing Home Administrators)
[Filed August 16, 2017, 4:01 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 246-843 WAC, Nursing home administrators, the board of nursing home administrators (board) is reopening the chapter to consider adding the health service executive certification as a new option for licensure. The board will also consider clarifying other rules as needed.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.52.061, 18.130.050.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The board is considering updating the nursing home administrators' chapter to: (1) Add the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Board's Health Services executive certification as a new option for licensure in Washington state; and (2) consider other topics that may arise that are necessary to obtain licensure. The board will consider amending other rules as required.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: None.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Kendra Pitzler, P.O. Box 47852, phone 360-236-4723, fax 360-236-2901, TTY 360-833-6388 or 711, email
Additional Comments: The department of health intends to hold one or more rule-making workshops. The workshops may involve audience participation through video conferencing or other electronic means to allow attendance in both eastern and western Washington. Interested parties will be notified through the nursing home administrator distribution list and information will be posted on the nursing home administrator web site.
August 16, 2017
Blake T. Maresh
Executive Director