SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Disability Services Administration)
Purpose: Amending sections of chapter 388-71 WAC, Home and community services and programs; adopting amended and new sections of chapter 388-72A WAC, Comprehensive assessment reporting evaluation (CARE) tool; and adding a new section of chapter 388-515 WAC, Alternate living -- Institutional medical, to establish the Medically Needy (MN) In-Home Waiver Program. The department is adopting rules to establish eligibility criteria, applicable income standards, specific waiver services, and amending other sections as appropriate.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 388-71-0194, 388-71-0202, 388-71-0405, 388-71-0410, 388-71-0415, 388-71-0420, 388-71-0425, 388-71-0440, 388-71-0465, 388-71-0470, 388-71-0480, 388-71-0510, 388-71-05665, 388-71-0700, 388-71-0708, 388-71-0915, 388-71-0960, 388-71-1105, 388-72A-0060, 388-72A-0065, and 388-72A-0100.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: ESHB 2459, (section 206 (6)(b), chapter 276, Laws of 2004).
Other Authority: Townsend vs. DSHS, U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington, No. C 00-0944Z.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 04-10-101 on May 4, 2004.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 4, Amended 21, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 4, Amended 21, Repealed 0.
Date Adopted: July 22, 2004.
Brian H. Lindgren, Manager
Rules and Policies Assistance Unit
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