April 17, 2013_ALF "Dear Administrator" Letters

April 17, 2013

ALTSA: ALF #2013-005 

Dear Assisted Living Facility Administrator and Interested Parties:

In February 2013, the Department began the rulemaking process to amend sections of Chapter 388-78A Washington Administrative Code (WAC) to comply with and be consistent with Substitute House Bill 2056 passed in the 2011-2012 legislative session. The scope of this rulemaking is limited to the terminology change from "boarding home" to "assisted living facility."

Recently, the Department filed the CR-102, a more formal phase of the rule making process. The CR-102, including proposed rule language, is available on the ADSA website at: http://www.adsa.dshs.wa.gov/professional/bh.htm under the heading, "Assisted Living Facility Rule Filings".

You may either submit comments in person at the public hearing listed below or in writing to the Department's Rules and Policies Assistance Unit (RPAU). The formal hearing for the proposed rules is scheduled:
Date:            June 4, 2013
Time:            10: 00 a.m.
Location:  Office Building 2 (DSHS Headquarters)
                     1115 Washington 
                     Olympia, WA 98504

You must submit written comments by 5:00 p.m. on June 4, 2013 to the following address or by email to Jennisha Johnson at DSHSRPAURulesCoordinator@dshs.wa.gov 
DSHS Rules Coordinator /RPAU
PO Box 45850
Olympia WA, 98504-5850

Directions to Office Building 2 can be found: http://www.dshs.wa.gov/msa/rpau/RPAU-OB-2directions.html. Public parking is available at 11th and Jefferson.

If you have any questions about the proposed rules, please contact Judy Johnson, Program Manager at (360) 725-2591 or email at judy.johnson@dshs.wa.gov


Joyce Pashley Stockwell, Director
Residential Care Services