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Behavioral health and recovery rulemaking

Family initiated treatment (FIT)
Affected WAC: 182-130-0100
Accepting comments
Hearing date: 7/5/2022
Description: The authority is amending these rules to fix an error in the final CR103P rule text filed under WSR 21-18-058. The agency held a public hearing and agreed to a request from the hearing to add psychiatric advanced registered nurse practitioners to the definition of appropriately trained person. The authority agreed, however; the final rule text filed under WSR 21-18-058, effective September 26, 2021, inadvertently did not include the addition of psychiatric advanced registered nurse practitioners.
Agency contact:
Valerie Freudenstein, rule writer
360-725-1344
Preproposal (CR101) - WSR 22-08-055
Filed: 4/1/2022
Proposal (CR102) - WSR 22-12-057
Hearing date: 7/5/2022
*Comments due by 7/5/2022
Peer Services
Affected WAC: 182-115-0100, 182-115-0200
Formally proposed
Effective: 3/13/2022
Description: The authority intends to adopt rules to define the process of becoming a behavioral health certified peer counselor.
Agency contact:
Valerie Freudenstein, rule writer
360-725-1344
Preproposal (CR101) - WSR 21-16-061
Filed date: 07/29/2021
Proposal (CR102) - WSR 22-02-027
Hearing Date: 2/8/2022
*Comments due by 2/8/2022
Permanent Adoption (CR103P) - WSR 22-05-059
Effective: 3/13/2022
Tribal designated crisis responder
Affected WAC: 182-125-0100
Formally proposed
01/01/2022
Description: Chapter 256, Laws of 2020, among other things, amended RCW 71.05.020(13)’s definition of “designated crisis responder” to include a mental health professional appointed by the Health Care Authority in consultation with a federally recognized Indian tribe or after meeting and conferring with an Indian health care provider. The Health Care Authority is adopting a new rule to govern this appointment process.
Agency contact:
Brian Jensen, rule writer
360-725-0815
Preproposal (CR101) - WSR 20-15-124
Filed date: 07/10/2020
Proposal (CR102) - WSR 21-14-011
Hearing date: 08/10/2021
* Comments due by 08/27/2021
Permanent Adoption (CR103P) - WSR 21-21-021
01/01/2022
Family initiated treatment (FIT)
Affected WAC: New 182-130-0100
Formally proposed
Effective: 09/26/2021
Description: As required in RCW 71.34.670 for family-initiated treatment, the authority intends to adopt rules to define “appropriately trained professional person” operating within their scope of practice within Title 18 RCW for the purposes of conducting mental health and substance use disorder evaluations under RCW 71.34.600(3) and 71.34.650(1).
Agency contact:
Valerie Freudenstein, rule writer
360-725-1344
Preproposal (CR101) - WSR 21-11-003
Filed date: 05/12/2021
Proposal (CR102) - WSR 21-15-014
Hearing Date: 8/24/2021
*Comments due by 8/24/2021
Permanent Adoption (CR103P) - WSR 21-18-058
Effective: 09/26/2021
Recovery Residence Loans
Affected WAC: 182-135-0100, 182-135-0200
Formally proposed
Effective: 9/13/2021
Description: As authorized by 42 U.S.C. § 300x-25(a) and RCW 41.05.762, the agency intends to develop rules to establish a revolving fund for loans to operators of group homes supporting individuals recovering from substance abuse.
Agency contact:
Melinda Froud, rule writer
360-725-1408
Preproposal (CR101) - WSR 21-05-065
Filed date: 2/16/2021
Proposal (CR102) - WSR 21-13-143
Hearing date: 07/27/2021
*Comments due 07/27/2021
Permanent Adoption (CR103P) - WSR 21-17-089
Effective: 9/13/2021
Rights related to antipsychotic medication
Affected WAC: New Rules
Pending formal proposal
Filed date: 4/21/2020
Description: The agency intends to develop rules regarding the right of involuntarily detained/committed individuals to refuse antipsychotic medication as required by RCW 71.05.215.
Agency contact:
Melinda Froud, rule writer
360-725-1408
Preproposal (CR101) - WSR 20-09-130
Filed date: 4/21/2020