WSR 17-17-172
(Developmental Disabilities Administration)
[Filed August 23, 2017, 10:38 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is proposing to amend chapters 388-825 and 388-101D WAC; and other related rules as may be required.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 71A.12.030, 71A.12.120, 43.43.842, 74.39A.056, 43.20A.710, 43.43.837.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The developmental disabilities administration (DDA) is amending rules recently recodified in chapter 388-101D WAC from chapter 388-101 WAC to correct cross-references and align with amendments to chapter 388-825 WAC. Other amendments to chapter 388-825 WAC and chapter 388-101D WAC clarify and consolidate rules related to background checks, disqualifying convictions, negative actions, and character, competence, and suitability determinations. DDA is also adding requirements for background checks at residential habilitation centers. The changes will clarify the rules and reduce the amount of WAC language across programs, and help preserve the health and safety of clients.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: DDA and the aging and long-term support administration will collaborate and coordinate with the DSHS background check central unit to consolidate and coordinate rules related to negative actions and character, competence, and suitability reviews including chapters 388-71, 388-76, 388-78A, 388-97, 388-101, 388-106, and 388-825 WAC.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Chantelle Diaz, DDA, P.O. Box 45310, Olympia, WA 98504-5310, phone 360-407-1581, fax 360-407-0955, TTY 1-800-833-6388, email
August 22, 2017
Katherine I. Vasquez
Rules Coordinator