July 23, 2012_ALF "Dear Administrator" Letters

July 23, 2012

ADSA:  ALF #2012-012

Dear Assisted Living Facility Administrator and Interested Parties:

In March 2012, the Department began the rulemaking process to amend sections of Chapter 388-78A Washington Administrative Code (WAC) to:

  • Clarify background check requirements from Initiative Measure 1163 (I-1163) and Engrossed Substitute House bill (ESHB) 2314.
  • Clarify the provision related to disqualifying drug crimes.

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: September 4, 2012
Time: 10: 00 a.m.
Location:  Office Building 2 – Lookout Room
(DSHS Headquarters)
1115 Washington    
Olympia, WA 98504


You must submit written comments by 5:00 p.m. on September 4, 2012 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: 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