November 6, 2018

Scheduled Hearing Dates: 
November 06, 2018 10:00am

Rule-Making Hearing Docket

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Rule Title/Subject Contact Person Washington State Register Citations

WACs 388-78A-3180, 3181, and 3183

The department is amending and creating these rules as required by state law and to assure compliance with requirements of  HB 2750 (Chapter 173, Laws of 2018) passed by the 2018 legislature. HB 2750 requires a “tiered sanction grid that considers the extent of harm from the deficiency and the regularity of the occurrence of the deficiency when imposing civil fines”. In addition, it requires that “all receipts from civil penalties imposed under this chapter must be deposited in the assisted living facility temporary management account created in RCW 18.20.430”. This will require changes to the existing section and creation of the enforcement sections listed above.

Jeanette Childress
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 18-11-069
Proposed rules filed as WSR 18-20-016
Hearing Date: November 6, 2018

Chapter 388-112A WAC

The department is amending chapter 388-112A WAC “Residential Long-Term Care Services Training”.  The proposed rules include the following changes: WAC 388-112A-0050, 388-112A-0060, 388-112A-0070, 388-112A-0090 contain technical corrections on identifying qualifying credential for exemption; WAC 388-112A-0125 clarifies employment and training records that caregivers should provide and employers review prior to hire; WAC 388-112A-0495 corrects language to be consistent with statute requirements in RCW 18.20.270; WAC 388-112A-0590 clarifies when training may be applied to the seventy-hour long term care worker basic training; WAC 388-112A-0600 renumbers provisions for clarity; WAC 388-112A-0610, 388-112A-0611, and 388-112A-0612 clarify continuing education requirements with regard to deadlines and unique employment situations where workers leave and return to long-term care settings; WAC 388-112A-1020 clarifies training pre-approval, and online requirements; and WAC 388-112A-1240, 388-112A-1270, and 388-112A-1285 contain technical corrections to clarify instructor qualifications.

Suemary Trobaugh
(360) 725-2516
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 18-05-022
Proposed rules filed as WSR 18-19-108
Hearing Date: November 6, 2018

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Rules Coordinator

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit
PO Box 45850
Olympia, WA  98504-5850
Phone: (360) 664-6097
Fax: (360) 664-6185
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