June 23, 2015

Scheduled Hearing Dates: 
June 23, 2015 10:00am

Rule-Making Hearing Docket

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Rule Title/Subject Contact Person Washington State Register Citations

Chapter 388-408, 460, 478 WAC

The department is proposing to amend rules to update information and change references to the Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) to the Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA), the new name as of 2013 for this administration of the Department of Social and Health Services.


Ezra Paskus
(360) 725-4611

Preproposal notice filed as WSR 15-06-036
Proposed rules filed as WSR 15-11-065
Hearing date: June 23, 2015

WAC 388-825-145

Federal regulation 42 C.F.R. §431.232(d) does not allow Medicaid benefits to continue at their previous level following an evidentiary hearing decision to reduce or terminate those benefits. Therefore, this amended rule is proposed to ensure the administration has language in rule that conforms to the CFR regarding continuing benefits.

Alan McMullen
(360) 725-3524
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 15-07-007
Proposed rules filed as WSR 15-11-073
Hearing date: June 23, 2015

WAC 388-865-0526

The proposed rule implements Washington Supreme Court decision in In re the Detention of D.W., et.al, No. 90110-4. WAC 388-865-0526 contains the department's rules for single bed certification which allows for the inpatient treatment of adults and children in facilities that are not certified as inpatient evaluation and treatment facilities. The amendment: (1) allows residential treatment facilities, psychiatric hospitals, hospitals with a psychiatric unit, and hospitals that can provide timely and appropriate mental health treatment to be recognized for single bed certification; (2) requires that any facility which is the site of a proposed single bed certification confirm that it is willing to provide treatment services; (3) articulates standards that facilities must meet while operating under a single bed certification; and (4) clarifies that the regional support networks retain responsibility for ensuring that the rights of patients are protected while in single bed certifications. The permanent rule will replace the current emergency rule filed under WSR 15-09-122 and effective April 21, 2015.

Kathy Sayre
(360) 725-1342
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 14-22-016
Proposed rules filed as WSR 15-11-085
Hearing date: June 23, 2015



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