January 4, 2012_ALF "Dear Administrator" Letters

January 4, 2012

ADSA:  BH #2012-001

Dear Boarding Home Administrator and Interested Parties:

In June 2011, the department filed a CR-101 to begin the rule adoption process for changes to Chapter 388-78A Washington Administrative Code (WAC), Boarding Homes Licensing Rules to implement bills which were signed into law during the 2011 legislative session. 

As a result of comments and feedback received during the rulemaking process and to clarify services that a boarding home may provide a nonresident individual, the department has filed a Supplemental CR-102 for sections of chapter 388-78A WAC related to the services that a boarding home may provide a nonresident individual.  The Supplemental CR 102, including draft rule language, is available on the ADSA website at, under the heading, “BH Rule Filings Chapter 388-78A WAC”:  http://www.adsa.dshs.wa.gov/professional/bh.htm

You may either submit comments in person at the formal public hearing listed below or in writing to the department’s Rules and Policies Assistance Unit (RPAU). 


Date:  February 7, 2012
Time:  10: 00 a.m.
“Office Building 2” – Lookout Room (DSHS Headquarters)
1115 Washington
Olympia, WA 98504


You must submit written comments by 5:00 p.m. on February 7, 2012 to Jennisha Johnson at the following address, or by email at DSHSRPAURulesCoordinator@dshs.wa.gov


DSHS Rules Coordinator /RPAU
PO Box 45850
Olympia WA, 98504-5850


Directions to “Office Building 2” can be found at: https://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