WSR 20-03-155
(Behavioral Health Administration)
[Filed January 21, 2020, 11:46 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is considering adding a new section to chapter 388-875 WAC, Criminally insane person committed to the care of the department of social and health servicesEvaluation, placement, care and discharge, to establish requirements for the forensic navigator program. The department may amend other related rules as may be required.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 10.77 RCW; RCW 72.01.090.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Rules are necessary to clarify the duties and authority of the forensic navigator program under RCW 10.77.074. This RCW was the result of the settlement agreement and implementation plan for the Trueblood lawsuit.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Not applicable.
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 Teva Weissman, 1115 Washington Street S.E., Olympia, WA 98504, phone 360-902-7637, email
January 21, 2020
Katherine I. Vasquez
Rules Coordinator