WSR 20-24-054
[Filed November 24, 2020, 8:14 a.m.]
Continuance of WSR 20-17-121.
Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 20-05-091 published February 19, 2020.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Grievance requirements for long-term care ombudsman program.
Date of Intended Adoption: January 4, 2021.
Submit Written Comments to: Devin Proctor, P.O. Box 4252, email, fax 360-586-8440, submit comments online [contact agency for link], by December 11, 2020.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Devin Proctor, phone 360-725-2999, fax 360-286-8440, email, by December 4, 2020.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The department of commerce is filing this continuance to extend [the] written public comment deadline from October 17, 2020, to December 11, 2020. This will allow stakeholders more time to provide comments. The public hearing was held on October 14, 2020. We now anticipate an adoption date of January 4, 2021.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: This rule making will align state rules with federal requirements.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 43.190 RCW.
Statute Being Implemented: The long-term care ombuds program.
Rule is necessary because of federal law, [no information supplied].
Name of Proponent: Department of commerce, governmental.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation, and Enforcement: Christina Gagnon, 1011 Plum Street S.E., Olympia, WA 98504, 360-725-3131.
A school district fiscal impact statement is not required under RCW 28A.305.135.
A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. RCW 34.05.328 does not apply to department rules unless requested by the joint administrative rules review committee or applied voluntarily.
This rule proposal, or portions of the proposal, is exempt from requirements of the Regulatory Fairness Act because the proposal:
Is exempt under RCW 19.85.025(3) as the rules relate only to internal governmental operations that are not subject to violation by a nongovernment party.
November 24, 2020
Dave Pringle
Rules Coordinator