WSR 04-18-066

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Disability Services Administration)

[ Filed August 30, 2004, 3:47 p.m. ]

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

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Section 13, chapter 142, Laws of 2004, amending RCW 18.20.290; chapter 276, Laws of 2004; RCW 74.39A.030.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: To codify the 2.4% vendor rate increases for adult family homes (AFH), adult residential care (ARC) and enhanced adult residential care (EARC); and to amend the bed hold rules for AFHs and boarding homes with ARC, EARC and AL contracts seeking a third-party payment to hold a bed or unit for twenty-one days or longer.

Process for Developing New Rule: By publishing in the Washington State Register this CR-101 Preproposal statement of inquiry; CR-102 Proposed rule making notice; and CR-103 Rule making order including a concise explanatory statement. Aging and Disability Services Administration (ADSA) welcomes the 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 send the proposal to everyone currently on the HCS 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 regulations are ready for review, please contact Patricia Hague, Office of Rates Management, P.O. Box 45600, Olympia, WA 98504-5600, by fax (360) 725-2641, or e-mail haguepe@dshs.wa.gov.

August 30, 2004

Brian H. Lindgren, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

Legislature Code Reviser 

Register

Washington State Code Reviser's Office