WSR 20-17-085
(Aging and Long-Term Support Administration)
[Filed August 13, 2020, 2:12 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department of social and health services (DSHS), aging and long-term support administration, is considering amending WAC 388-78A-2524(1), 388-78A-2525(1), and 388-78A-2526(1) for certificate of training requirements required under WAC 388-78A-2521. The department may also amend other related rules as may be required to identify the period of time portions of these rules that were suspended or waived during the declared emergency of COVID-19.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 18.20 RCW; RCW 18.20.090.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: This rule making is necessary to establish a timeframe when portions of these rules were suspended during the COVID-19 pandemic, and assisted living facilities were not required to comply with the suspended portions of the rules.
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 will use a collaborative rule-making process to develop and receive comments on draft rules. Draft material and information about how to participate in the rule-making process may be obtained from the DSHS representative listed below.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Jeanette K. Childress, 316 West Boone Avenue, Suite 756, Spokane, WA 99201, phone 360-764-9804, fax 360-725-3224, email, website
August 12, 2020
Katherine I. Vasquez
Rules Coordinator