October 5, 2021

Scheduled Hearing Dates: 
October 05, 2021 10:00am

Rule-Making Hearing Docket

Please note: The October 5, 2021 public hearing will be held via Skype for those interested in attending.

Here are the meeting details:

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1 (360) 407-4045  Conference ID: 7181695

Select the WAC number to view or print a copy of the CR-102 form and the rule text. Send all comments on the rule to the Rules Coordinator. If you have questions about the rule send a message to the contact person.

Rule Title/Subject Contact Person Washington State Register Citations

WAC 388-97-0001, 1090

The department is considering amending WAC 388-97-0001 and WAC 388-97-1090 to implement EHB 1564 (Chapter 301, Laws of 2019). This bill revised the definition of “direct care staff” to establish the methodology for calculating the hours per day minimum staffing standard. The department will consider amending the staffing language in WAC 388-97-0001 and WAC 388-97-1090 to include when the Director of Nursing Services hours must be included or excluded in calculating the minimum staffing standard.

Sondra Silverman
(360) 688-0715
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 21-10-084
Proposed rules filed as WSR 21-18-104
Hearing Date: October 5, 2021

Contact the DSHS Rules Coordinator to:

  • Ask questions about the hearing, a proposed rule, or the rule-making process;
  • Confirm the day's calendar;
  • Inquire about interpreter services or accommodations for disabilities at hearings; or
  • Submit written comments.

Rules Coordinator

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