July 24, 2013_AFH "Dear Provider" Letters

July 24, 2013

ALTSA: AFH #2013-014  
2013 Legislation:  SSB 5630 – Implementing recommendations of the adult family home (AFH) quality assurance panel

Dear Adult Family Home Provider:

The purpose of this letter is to let you know about Substitute Senate Bill (SSB) 5630, which the Governor recently signed into law.  SSB 5630 reflects the recommendations of the Adult Family Home Quality Assurance Panel and becomes effective July 28, 2013.

Highlights of the newly passed law include:

  • A review of specialty trainings;
  • Development and implementation of two new disclosure forms;
  • Development of a more user-friendly website; and
  • New standards for issuing citations and taking enforcement actions.

To read the details of this newly passed law, please visit:

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


E. Irene Owens, Interim Director
Residential Care Services