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Select the WAC number to view or print a copy of the CR-102 form and the rule text. Send all comments on the rule to the Rules Coordinator. If you have questions about the rule send a message to the contact person.

Rule Title/Subject Contact Person Washington State Register Citations
WAC 388-71-05832, 05833, 05834, 05835, 05836 and 05837

Long-term care worker safety training requirements.
Nancy Brubaker
(360) 725-2540
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 11-15-105
Proposed rules filed as WSR 11-18-101
Hearing date: October 11, 2011
Earliest adoption date: October 12, 2011
WAC 388-310-1600

WorkFirst--Sanctions.
Stephanie Nielsen
(360) 725-4699
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 11-15-094
Proposed rules filed as WSR 11-18-097
Hearing date: October 11, 2011
Earliest adoption date: October 12, 2011
WAC 388-450-0185, 0190, 0195; 388-478-0060

The proposed amendments update Basic Food standards in order to comply with requirements of USDA/FNS/SNAP memos.
Holly St. John
(360) 725-4895
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 11-08-069
Proposed rules filed as WSR 11-18-095
Hearing date: October 11, 2011
Earliest adoption date: October 12, 2011
Chapter 388-111 WAC

Residential habilitation centers--Compliance standards.
John Gaskell
(360) 725-3210
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 11-13-095
Proposed rules filed as WSR 11-18-093
Hearing date: October 11, 2011
Earliest adoption date: October 12, 2011
WAC 388-460-0035

When is a protective payee assigned for mismanagement of funds?
Alan Shanafelt
(360) 725-4631
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 11-15-094
Proposed rules filed as WSR 11-18-092
Hearing date: October 11, 2011
Earliest adoption date: October 12, 2011
Chapter 388-78A WAC

Boarding home licensing rules.
Judy Johnson
(360) 725-2591
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 11-13-094
Proposed rule filed as WSR 11-17-134
Hearing date: October 11, 2011
Earliest adoption date: October 12,, 2011
WAC 388-106-0010, 1500, 1505, 1510, 1515, 1520, 1525, 1530 & 1535

Long-term care (LTC) services (Chronic Care Management).
Cathy Sweeney
(360) 725-2607
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 11-05-031
Proposed rule filed as WSR 11-17-071
Hearing date: October 11, 2011
Earliest adoption date: October 12,, 2011

WAC 388-97-0001, 0140, 0600, 1640, 4160, 4180, 4280, 4460

Amendments are necessary as a result of legislative activity during session and to be consistent with federal regulations and newly passed state laws.

Lisa Yanagida
(360) 725-2589
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 11-13-093
Proposed rules filed as WSR 11-17-070
Hearing date: October 11, 2011
Earliest adoption date: October 12, 2011

Contact the DSHS Rules Coordinator to:

Rules Coordinator  
Rules and Policies Assistance Unit Phone: (360) 664-6097
PO Box 45850 TTY: (360) 664-6178
Olympia, WA 98504 FAX: (360) 664-6185