WSR 17-18-085
(Aging and Long-Term Support Administration)
[Filed September 5, 2017, 1:43 p.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-2190 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 amending these rules to assure compliance with requirements from 2016-2017 passed legislation, SHB 1671, which requires "medication assistance" to be added to the "activities of daily living" which currently includes bathing, dressing, eating, personal hygiene, transferring, toileting, and mobility.
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 Childress, Policy Program Manager, P.O. Box 45600, Olympia, WA 98504-5600, phone 360-725-2591, fax 360-407-1976, email, web site
September 5, 2017
Katherine I. Vasquez
Rules Coordinator