January 24, 2023

Scheduled Hearing Dates: 
January 24, 2023 10:00am

Rule-Making Hearing Docket

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Rule Title/Subject Contact Person Washington State Register Citations

WACs 388-880-010, 388-880-055, 388-880-056, 388-880-057, 388-880-058, and 388-880-059

The department recognizes these WACs have not been updated since 2013 and since then, there have been policy and RCW changes that require an update. The department has decided to combine WACs 388-880-056 through 388-880-058 into one WAC. This will help clarify expectations of the Senior Clinical Team and clarify how the Special Commitment Center (SCC) reviews residents whose Less Restrictive Alternative (LRA) status is revoked.  WAC 388-880-059 is being amended to clarify communication expectations for SCC when a resident is conditionally released or discharged. WAC 388-880-010 Definitions will also be updated to ensure consistency as the WACs are updated.

Emma Palumbo 360-972-6214  Preproposal filed as WSR 22-19-078
Proposed rules filed as WSR 23-01-074
Hearing Date:  January 24, 2023

WACs 388-829B-200, 388-829B-300, 388-829B-400 & 388-829B-600

The department is proposing these amendments to comply with direction from the Legislature, help identify clients who might be at increased risk of abuse and neglect, serve an increased number of clients on the enhanced case management program (ECMP) caseload, and clarify appeal rights regarding enrollment onto the ECMP caseload. This chapter is how DDA enrolls a client on the caseload, how often the CRM must visit the client, and when DDA may disenroll a client from the caseload.

Chantelle Diaz
(360) 407-1589
Preproposal filed as WSR 22-16-066
Proposed rules filed as WSR 23-01-058
Hearing Date:  January 24, 2023

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