February 26, 2013_ALF "Dear Administrator" Letter

February 26, 2013

ADSA: ALF #2013-0002    
Cr-101 filed to consider amending chapter 388-78a WAC assisted living facility licensing rules (ALF)

Dear Assisted Living Administrator:

The purpose of this letter is to let you know the department is considering amending chapter 388-78A WAC, Assisted Living Facility Licensing Rules, and has begun the rule making process. The Department filed the enclosed CR-101 with the Office of the Code Reviser on February 6, 2013.

In April of 2012, you received a letter informing you about Substitute House Bill (SHB) 2056 an act concerning a name change from boarding homes to assisted living facilities.  The law became effective June 7, 2012.

The purpose of amending these rules is to comply with SHB 2056 and rulemaking at this time will be limited to changing the term "boarding home" to "assisted living facility" throughout chapter 388-78A WAC.  The CR 101 document is posted online at http://www.adsa.dshs.wa.gov/professional/bh.htm .  We will also be posting draft language for review and comment before filing the proposed rule with the CR-102.

If you have any questions, please contact your RCS Field Manager.


Joyce Pashley Stockwell, Director
Residential Care Services