CR 102 on In Home Services Rules published and hearing date set

  • 02 Nov 2017 1:59 PM
    Message # 5506376

    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:

    • view the CR-102 and proposed In-Home Services rules (also attached)
    • view the Significant Legislative Analysis document (also attached)
    • submit a comment regarding the proposed rules (beginning today through December 6, 2017)


    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

    Room 152


    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:

    • review all submitted comments and testimony
    • determine if the proposed rules can move forward as written or require any changes (based on comments / testimony)
    • provide responses to all submitted comments / testimony


    Please contact John Hilger at 360-236-2929 or if you have any questions.

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