May 14, 2012_AFH "Dear Provider" Letters

May 14, 2012

ADSA:  AFH #2012-007

Dear Adult Family Home Provider:

In February 2012, the department began the rule making process to amend sections of Chapter 388-76 Washington Administrative Code (WAC) to:

  • Clarify background check requirements from Initiative Measure 1163 (I-1163) and Engrossed Substitute House Bill (ESHB) 2314.
  • Comply with ESHB 1277 relating to oversight of licensed long-term care settings.
  • Clarify the provision related to disqualifying drug crimes.

We recently filed the enclosed CR-102 document with the Office of the Code Reviser.  The CR-102, including proposed WAC language, is enclosed for your convenience and is also available on the ADSA website at under the heading, "AFH 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: Tuesday June 5, 2012
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location:  Office Building 2 – Lookout Room (DSHS Headquarters)
1115 Washington
Olympia, WA 98504

Public Parking is available at 11th and Jefferson.  You may print a map from the website: or call 360.664.6094

You must submit written comments by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 to the following address or by email to Katherine Vasquez

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

If you have questions about the proposed rules, please contact Mike Tornquist at (360) 725-3204 or


Joyce Pashley Stockwell
Director, Residential Care Services