WSR 97-14-072

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES

(Division of Developmental Disabilities)

[Filed June 30, 1997, 11:44 a.m.]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: This revision will amend the definition of "shared living arrangement" in WAC 388-15-202. Any related sections may be amended. "Shared living arrangement" will be revised to include children age seventeen and younger who live with their natural, step, or adopted parents in order to comply with legislative and departmental direction in the Division of Developmental Disabilities Medicaid personal care budget.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.09.520(3).

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: "Shared living arrangement" definition needs to be expanded to include children living with their parents in order to comply with the legislated Medicaid personal care funding reductions as required of the department by RCW 74.09.520(4).

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: A copy of the proposed WAC revision will be mailed to DDD constituent groups and family/parent advocate organizations along with a copy of the CR-101. DDD will review verbal and written comments and the WAC hearing will provide another opportunity for comment.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication. If you wish to comment on the process or revision, please contact Sue Poltl, DDD, P.O. Box 45310, Olympia, WA 98504-5310, phone (360) 902-8474, FAX (360) 902-8482, e-mail spoltl@dshs.wa.gov.

June 30, 1997

Merry A. Kogut, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

Legislature Code Reviser

Register

Washington State Code Reviser's Office