WSR 04-10-089

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Disability Services Administration)

[ Filed May 4, 2004, 3:16 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 388-105 WAC, Medicaid rates for contracted home and community residential care services.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 74.39A RCW.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Adopting rules to implement a policy on when an adult family home or boarding home with a contract to provide assisted living (AL), adult residential care (ARC), or enhanced adult residential care (EARC) services may accept: An additional payment from the client, the client's friend or family for a unit/bedroom amenity; or an item or service that is not covered by the Medicaid payment rate.

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

Process for Developing New Rule: By publishing in the Washington State Register this CR-101 preproposal statement of inquiry and later publishing a CR-102 proposed rule making. ADSA welcomes public participation in developing its rule(s). Anyone interested in participating should contact the staff person indicated below. At a later date, ADSA will file proposed rules with the Office of the Code Reviser with a notice of proposed rule making, and will send a copy of the proposal to everyone currently on the Home and Community Services and Residential Care Services mailing list and anyone else who requests a copy.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication. If you would like to be personally notified when draft rules are ready for review, please contact Patricia Hague by fax (360) 728-2641, e-mail HaguePE@dshs.wa.gov, or write to Patricia Hague, Home and Community Rates, P.O. Box 45600, Olympia, WA 98504-5600.

May 4, 2004

Brian H. Lindgren, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

Legislature Code Reviser 

Register

Washington State Code Reviser's Office