WSR 18-05-079
(Aging and Long-Term Support Administration)
[Filed February 20, 2018, 11:28 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is planning to amend chapter 388-71 WAC, Home and community services and programs; and other related rules as may be required specifically related to adult day health and adult day care.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.08.090.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department is planning to amend sections in chapter 388-71 WAC and other related rules as may be required to define person-centered care. Updates include person-centered language, equal access to care and services, client choice in activities and staff, and maintaining dignity, respect, and privacy while attending adult day programs.
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 Angel Sulivan, P.O. Box 45600, Olympia, WA 98504-5600, phone 360-725-2495, fax 360-438-8633, TTY 360-493-2637, email
February 20, 2018
Katherine I. Vasquez
Rules Coordinator