January 23, 2018

Scheduled Hearing Dates: 
January 23, 2018 10:00am

Rule-Making Hearing Docket

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Rule Title/Subject Contact Person Washington State Register Citations

WAC 388-101-3000

The department is proposing to amend WAC 388-101-3000 to strike the definition of the term “willful” from the definitions list and to amend the definition of “financial exploitation” to change an incorrect reference to RCW 74.34.020(6).  

Claudia Baetge
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 17-19-102
Proposed rules filed as WSR 18-01-131
Hearing Date: January 23, 2018

Chapter 388-145, 148 WAC

The department is proposing to amend WAC 388-145-1325 to align the Division of Licensed Resources (DLR) WAC with legislation that went into effect on January 1, 2016 that requires fingerprints of group care agency employees that care for the Division Disabilities Administration (DDA) children. Since any DLR facility could potentially take placement of a DDA child, it was decided to fingerprint all DLR licensed group care facility staff. The proposed changes to WAC 388-145-1805 were based on recommendations from the Children’s Administration Regional Medical Consultants. The revised WAC will clarify that neither formula nor breast milk can be warmed in a microwave oven. These changes are to ensure child safety. The department is proposing to amend licensing regulations in WAC 388-148-1320 and to create WAC 388-148-1321 in order to meet the new legislative requirements from the 2017 session. The proposed changes to WAC 388-148-1320 allow the department to complete an in-state background check on household members under the age of sixteen when warranted to ensure child safety. The intent of creating WAC 388-148-1321 was to describe the criteria and process for a prior foster parent to obtain a provisional expedited foster care license.

Kristina Wright
(360) 902-8349
Preproposal filed as WSR 17-21-107
Proposed rules filed as WSR 18-01-116
Hearing Date: January 23, 2018

Chapter 388-106 WAC

The department is proposing to create new sections in chapter 388-106 WAC “Long-Term Care Services” for a new benefit package for Medicaid Alternative Care (MAC) and Tailored Supports for Older Adults (TSOA). Additional changes to the rules are being proposed under this supplemental as a result of comments received and additional internal review.

Debbie Johnson
(360) 725-2531
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 16-16-011
Proposed rules filed as WSR 17-24-128
Hearing Date: January 23, 2018

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Rules Coordinator

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit
PO Box 45850
Olympia, WA  98504-5850
Phone: (360) 664-6097
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