WSR 00-04-056

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Adult Services Administration)

[ Filed January 28, 2000, 11:36 a.m. ]

Date of Adoption: January 28, 2000.

Purpose: Rules for long-term care services under the COPES (community options program entry system), MPC (Medicaid personal care), and chore personal care; residential care services program; residential care discharge allowance; Senior Citizens Services Act; respite care program; and volunteer chore program have been rewritten to clarify language, per the Governor's Executive Order 97-02 and are adopted under chapter 388-71 WAC, Social services for adults.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 388-15-145, 388-15-200, 388-15-201, 388-15-206, 388-15-207, 388-15-209, 388-15-214, 388-15-215, 388-15-219, 388-15-222, 388-15-548, 388-15-551, 388-15-552, 388-15-553, 388-15-554, 388-15-555, 388-15-560, 388-15-562, 388-15-563, 388-15-564, 388-15-566, 388-15-568, 388-15-600, 388-15-620, 388-15-630, 388-15-690, 388-15-695, 388-15-700, 388-15-705, 388-15-710, 388-15-715, 388-15-810, 388-15-830, 388-15-880, 388-15-890, 388-15-895, 388-17-010, 388-17-020, 388-17-100, 388-17-120, 388-17-160, 388-17-180, 388-17-500, and 388-17-510.

Statutory Authority for Adoption:

Title of Rule Statutory authority for adoption
388-71-0400 What is the intent of the department's home and community programs? RCW 74.09.520, 74.08.090, 74.39A.130
388-71-0405 What are the home and community programs? RCW 74.09.520, 74.08.090, 74.39A.130
388-71-0410 What services may I receive under HCP? RCW 74.08.090, 74.39.010, 74.09.520
388-71-0415 What other services may I receive under the COPES program? RCW 74.08.090, 74.39.020
388-71-0420 What services are not covered under HCP? RCW 74.09.520, 74.08.090, 74.39A.130
388-71-0425 Who can provide HCP services? Chapter 175, Laws of 1999, chapters 70.126, 70.127, RCW 74.08.044
388-71-0430 Am I eligible for one of the HCP programs? RCW 74.39.010, 74.08.090, 74.39A.110, 74.09.520
388-71-0440 Am I eligible for MPC-funded services? RCW 74.09.520
388-71-0445 Am I eligible for Chore-funded services? RCW 74.39A.110, 74.39A.150
388-71-0450 How do I remain eligible for services? 42 C.F.R. 441.302, RCW 74.09.520
388-71-0455 Can my services be terminated if eligibility requirements for HCP change? RCW 74.09.510, 74.09.520
388-71-0460 Are there limitations to HCP services I can receive? RCW 74.09.520
388-71-0465 Are there waiting lists for HCP services? RCW 74.39.010, 74.39A.120
388-71-0470 Who pays for HCP services? RCW 74.39A.120, 74.39.010, 74.39.020
388-71-0475 What is the maximum amount that the department pays per month for your COPES care? RCW 74.08.090
388-71-0480 If I am employed, can I still receive HCP services? RCW 74.39A.140, 74.39A.150
388-71-0600 What are residential services? RCW 74.08.44 [74.08.044]
388-71-0605 Am I eligible for residential services? RCW 74.08.44 [74.08.044]
388-71-0610 Who pays for residential care? RCW 74.08.44 [74.08.044]
388-71-0615 If I leave a hospital, residential facility, or nursing facility, are there resources available to help me find a place to live? RCW 74.42.450, 74.08.090
388-71-0620 Am I eligible for a residential discharge allowance? RCW 74.42.450, 74.08.090
388-71-1000 What is the Senior Citizens Act? RCW 74.38.030
388-71-1005 Who administers the Senior Citizens Services Act funds? RCW 74.38.030
388-71-1010 What services does the SCSA fund? RCW 74.38.030
388-71-1015 How do I apply for SCSA-funded services? RCW 74.38.030
388-71-1020 Am I eligible for SCSA-funded services? RCW 74.38.030
388-71-1025 What income and resources are not considered when determining eligibility? RCW 74.38.030
388-71-1030 What if I am not eligible to receive SCSA-funded services at no cost? RCW 74.38.030
388-71-1035 What are my rights under SCSA? RCW 74.38.030
388-71-1065 What is the purpose of the respite care program? RCW 74.41.040
388-71-1070 What definitions apply to respite care services? RCW 74.41.040
388-71-1075 Who is eligible to receive respite care services? RCW 74.41.040
388-71-1080 Who may provide respite care services? RCW 74.41.040
388-71-1085 How are respite care providers reimbursed for their services? RCW 74.41.040
388-71-1090 Are participants required to pay for the cost of their services? RCW 74.41.040
388-71-1095 Are respite care services always available? RCW 74.41.040
388-71-1100 What is volunteer chore services? RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.520, 74.39A.030, 74.39A.100
388-71-1105 Am I eligible to receive volunteer chore services? RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.520, 74.39A.030, 74.39A.100
388-71-1110 How do I receive information on applying for volunteer chore services? RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.520, 74.39A.030, 74.39A.100

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 99-23-080 on November 16, 1999 and the continuance filed as WSR 99-24-044 on November 24, 1999.

Changes Other than Editing from Proposed to Adopted Version: Removed provisions of subsection (5)(c), (d), (e) and (6)(c) under WAC 388-71-415. Added language regarding date eligibility begins, under WAC 388-71-430. Replaced "informal support systems" with "other resources" in WAC 388-71-460. Removed WAC 388-71-475(16); additional provisions relating to employment/eligibility under WAC 388-71-480. Restored residential care eligibility provisions to WAC 388-71-605(3). Removed exception under WAC 388-71-620(2). Restored exempt resource to WAC 388-71-1025(10). Retained original language from WAC 388-15-710 in WAC 388-71-1095. Restored original language regarding volunteer chore eligibility to WAC 388-71-1105.

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 0, Amended 0, 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 39, Amended 0, Repealed 44.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 39, Amended 0, Repealed 44.

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 39, Amended 0, Repealed 44. Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

January 28, 2000

Marie Myerchin-Redifer, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

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