PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Long-Term Support Administration)
[Filed September 4, 2020, 8:49 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is planning to amend WAC 388-78A-2360 Adult day services, 388-78A-2371 Investigations, and other related rules as may be required.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.20.090
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: WAC 388-78A-2371 was adopted on December 31, 2019. However, public review after the comment period noted a concern in the language that must be corrected. Without correction, the section in question may have moderate negative impact to stakeholders and the department. WAC 388-78A-2360 must also be amended to correct a cross-reference to WAC 388-78A-2371.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: No other federal or state agencies regulate this subject.
Process for Developing New Rule: The department 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 department 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 Debbie Hoeman, P.O. Box 45600 Olympia, WA 98504, phone 360-725-3210, email Debra.Hoeman@dshs.wa.gov.
September 3, 2020
Katherine I. Vasquez