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Chapter 388-97 WAC

The department is amending these rules to comply with, and be consistent with, two newly-passed state laws Senate Bill 5077 Gender-Neutral Terms and Senate Bill 5510 Vulnerable Adults-Abuse.

John Gaskell
(360) 725-3210
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 13-15-124
Proposed rules filed as WSR 13-23-098
Hearing date: January 7, 2014

Repeal Sections in Chapter 388-25 WAC; Amend Sections in Chapter 388-25 WAC

WAC for Extended Foster Care Repealed: WAC 388-25-0518, 388-25-0520, 388-25-0522, 388-25-0524, 388-25-0526, 388-25-0538. Amended: WAC 388-25-0110; 388-148-0010, 388-25-0502, 388-25-0504, 388-25-0506, 388-25-0508, 388-25-0510, 388-25-0516, 388-25-0528, 388-25-0530, 388-25-0532, 388-25-0534, 388-25-0536, 388-25-0540, 388-25-0544, 388-25- 0546, 388-25-0548

Deanna Bedell
(360) 902-0863
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 13-16-005
Proposed rules filed as WSR 13-23-102
Hearing date: January 7, 2014

Chapter 388-97 WAC

The department is amending the following sections in Chapter 388-97 WAC, Nursing Homes: 388-97-0001 Definitions; 388-97-0300 Notice of rights and services; 388-97-0460 Grievance rights; 388-97-0520 Access and visitation rights; 388- 97-1640 Required notification and reporting; 388-97-1840 Retaliation or discrimination prohibited; 388-97-4480 Criteria for imposing optional remedies; and other related rules as appropriate.

Angel Sulivan
(360) 725-2495
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 13-15-124
Proposed rules filed as WSR 13-23-098
Hearing date: January 7, 2014

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