November 8, 2022

Scheduled Hearing Dates: 
November 08, 2022 10:00am

Rule-Making Hearing Docket

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Rule Title/Subject Contact Person Washington State Register Citations

WAC 388-484-0006

The department proposes amending WAC 388-484-0006, TANF/SFA time limit extensions.

Roanne Harris
(360) 870-8059
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 22-14-060; 
Proposed rules filed as   WSR 22-20-108
Hearing Date:  November 8, 2022

WACs 388-06-0030, 388-06-0500, 388-06-0510, 388-06-0520, 388-06-0525, 388-06-0530, 388-06-0535, 388-06-0540 & 388-06-0550 

The proposal grants the department rule making authority in ESHB 1120 (chapter 203, Laws of 2021) to allow a long-term care worker, or service provider to work on a conditional basis pending the completion of a background check. The long-term care worker or service provider may have unsupervised access to vulnerable adults pending the results of a fingerprint-based background check required under RCW 74.39A.056 or RCW 43.43.837.

The department filed two emergency rules, one on March 1, 2022, as WSR 22-06-074 and a second one on June 27, 2022, as WSR 22-14-038 that reinstates the fingerprinting requirement for providers that were temporarily suspended by the Governor's Proclamation due to the Public Health Emergency (PHE). The proposal also amends other rules in chapter 388-06 WAC to ensure they are consistent with one another and do not conflict with current background check rules in chapter 388-113 WAC. The Governor’s proclamation temporarily waived fingerprinting and will be in place until the PHE end date.

Stacy Graff

(360) 742-2071

Preproposal notices filed as WSR 22-07-064;
Proposed rules filed as WSR 22-20-088
Hearing Date: November 8, 2022

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