December 12, 2013_ICF/ID Letters

December 12, 2013

ALTSA:  ICF/IID #2013-009

Dear ICFs/IID Superintendents and Interested Parties:

In July 2013, the department filed a CR-101 to begin the rule adoption process for changes to Chapter 388-111 Washington Administrative Code (WAC), Residential Habilitation Centers – Compliance Standards. 

Changes are being made to comply with changes to state law made by the 2012 Legislature in Substitute House Bill (SHB) 2056 (Chapter 10, Laws of 2012).  The department is also amending the chapter to comply with federal law regarding terminology used in Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICF/IID) regulations.

The department recently filed the CR-102, a more formal phase of the rule making process.  The CR-102 (WSR 13-23-100), including proposed rule language, is available on the ALTSA website under the heading, "ICF/IID Rule Filings", at:

You may either submit any 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:  December 30, 2013
Time:  10:00 a.m.
 Location: Office Building 2 – Lookout Room
1115 Washington, Olympia, WA  98504

Public parking is at 11th and Jefferson.  A map is available at: or by calling (360) 664-6094.

You must submit written comments by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, December 30, 2013 to the following address or by e-mail to:

DSHS Rules Coordinator/RPAU
P.O. Box 45850
Olympia, WA 98504-5850

If you have questions about the proposed rules, please contact John Gaskell, Program Manager at (360) 725-3210 or e-mail at


E. Irene Owens, Interim Director
Residential Care Services