PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Long-Term Support Administration)
[Filed July 21, 2020, 1:24 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is planning to add a new definition to WAC 388-112A-0010; add new sections in chapter 388-112A WAC, Residential long-term care services training; and amend other related rules as may be required.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department is considering adding new sections to chapter 388-112A WAC, in response to the passage of SB [SSB] 5630 passed in 2013, in which the department shall examine whether additional specialty training categories should be created for adult family homes serving residents with other special needs, such as traumatic brain injury, skilled nursing, or bariatric care.
While SB [SSB] 5630 named adult family homes specifically, the department makes specialty curricula available to all facilities and training programs. Stakeholder outreach conducted by the Coraggio Group resulted in a 2015 report recommending that the three highest priority areas for further specialty training be traumatic brain injury, diabetes care, and bariatric care. The department has now completed creating the first expanded specialty course around traumatic brain injury, and rules are now needed to specify qualifications for both facility and community instructors.
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 Angel Sulivan, P.O. Box 45600, Olympia, WA 98504-5600, phone 360-725-2495, fax 360-438-8633, TTY 1-800-833-6388, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
July 16, 2020
Katherine I. Vasquez