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Sections in Chapter 388-97 WAC

The department is amending the following sections in Chapter 388-97 WAC, Nursing Homes: 388-97-0001 Definitions; 388-97-0300 Notice of rights and services; 388-97-0460 Grievance rights; 388-97-0520 Access and visitation rights; 388-97-1640 Required notification and reporting; 388-97-1840 Retaliation or discrimination prohibited; 388-97-4480 Criteria for imposing optional remedies; and other related rules as appropriate.

John Gaskell
(360) 725-3210
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 13-15-124
Proposed rules filed as WSR 14-02-030
Hearing date: February 4, 2014

Adding new sections to Chapter 388-106, Long-Term Care Services

The department is adding new sections in Chapter 388-106 to establish a methodology for how DSHS calculates nursing home comparable home and community based long-term care availability to be used in the nursing home certificate of need process in Washington State. DSHS is creating this new section for clarification about how it calculates comparable nursing home capacity.

Angel Sulivan
(360) 725-2495
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 13-21-127 & 11-23-152
Proposed rules filed as WSR 14-02-006
Hearing date: February 4, 2014

Chapter 388-110 WAC

The department is amending these rules to comply with and be consistent with 2012 legislature SHB 2056 to change the term “boarding home” to “assisted living facility”.

Jeanette Childress
(360) 725-2591
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 13-20-040
Proposed rules filed as WSR 14-02-005
Hearing date: February 4, 2014

Contact the DSHS Rules Coordinator to:

Rules Coordinator  
Rules and Policies Assistance Unit Phone: (360) 664-6097
PO Box 45850 TTY: (360) 664-6178
Olympia, WA 98504 FAX: (360) 664-6185