The Department of Health (department) filed a CR-102 with the Office of the Code Reviser proposing revisions to the In-Home Services Agencies rules under chapter 246-335 WAC. The purpose of the CR-102 is to notify the public of the department’s proposed rules and sets a public hearing date. Current rules have not been updated since 2002, and do not reflect current industry standards. Stakeholders participated in eight rules workshops in 2016 and collaborated with the department to review the chapter and craft the proposed rule language. The proposed rules have been restructured in order to clarify the requirements for home care, home health, and hospice agencies. The proposed rule also clarifies existing requirements that have not been easily understood by licensees.
Please visit the department’s “Rules Comment” webpage to:
While the department prefers to take comments through our website, you may also submit comments via post office or fax. Details may be found in the attached CR-102 form.
As noted in the CR-102, a public hearing has been set for 1:00pm on December 6, 2017 at the following address:
Department of Health
Point Plaza East
310 Israel Rd SE
Tumwater, Washington 98501
The purpose of the public hearing is to provide interested parties an opportunity testify (support, concerns, oppose) regarding the proposed rules.
After December 6th, the department will:
Please contact John Hilger at 360-236-2929 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Home Care Association of Washington
Vancouver, WA 98665