PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
[Filed February 19, 2020, 10:12 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Grievance requirements for long-term care ombudsman program.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 43.190
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Align the state rules with the federal C.F.R., to include an opportunity for reconsideration of any decision of the state long-term care ombudsman to grant, refuse, suspend, or remove the designation and certification of an individual long-term care ombudsman.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: United States Department of Health and Human Services.
Process for Developing New Rule: Negotiated rule making.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Devin Proctor, P.O. Box 4252, Olympia, WA 98504, phone 360-725-2999, fax 360-586-8440, email firstname.lastname@example.org, website commerce.wa.gov.
February 19, 2020