PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Long-Term Support Administration)
[Filed August 19, 2022, 9:41 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is considering amending enhanced services facilities WAC 388-107-0630 Training and home care aide certification requirements. The department may amend other related rules as appropriate.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 70.97.230
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: This rule making is necessary to ensure WAC 388-107-0630 is consistent with the requirements of chapter 388-112A WAC for home care aide certification, to support the health and safety of residents in this setting, and to benefit enhanced services facilities business owners.
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 draft rules and seek informal review and comment on the draft rules prior to proposing them for adoption. To participate in the rule-making process, please contact the staff identified below.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Sondra Haas, P.O. Box 45600, Olympia, WA 98504, phone 360-688-0715, email Sondra.Haas@dshs.wa.gov.
August 19, 2022
Katherine I. Vasquez