SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Disability Services Administration)
Date of Adoption: February 20, 2003.
Purpose: Adopting new WAC 388-71-0702 through 388-71-0776, Adult day services, and repealing WAC 388-15-650 through 388-15-662, effective July 1, 2003. These rules were revised to ensure that adult day services are provided within available funding as required by law. Rules are needed to clarify the purpose of adult day care/day health programs; to clarify or amend adult day care/day health services and eligibility requirements; to transfer adult day health eligibility determinations to department/area agency on aging (AAA) case managers; to clarify the status of adult day health centers as contracted providers; to clarify the hearing rights of clients and providers; to adopt program cost controls; to amend administrative requirements for contracting with the department/AAA; and to adopt or clarify such other rules as are necessary or appropriate to accomplish these purposes.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 388-15-650, 388-15-651, 388-15-652, 388-15-653, 388-15-654, 388-15-655, 388-15-656, 388-15-657, 388-15-658, 388-15-659, 388-15-660, 388-15-661, and 388-15-662.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.057, 74.04.200, 74.08.090, 74.09.520, and 74.39A.030.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 03-01-010 on December 5, 2003 .
Changes Other than Editing from Proposed to Adopted Version: Changes were made as a result of comments received, including: Text was added to WAC 388-71-0710 (1)(b) to allow additional methods for providers and department staff to verify Medicaid eligibility; and WAC 388-71-0776 amended to clarify that "WAC 388-71-0702 through 388-71-0776" are effective July 1, 2003.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 38, Amended 0, Repealed 13.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making:
Pilot Rule Making:
or Other Alternative Rule Making:
Effective Date of Rule: July 1, 2003.
February 22, 2003
Bonita H. Jacques
for Brian H. Lindgren, Manager
Rules and Policies Assistance Unit
Reviser's note: The material contained in this filing exceeded the page-count limitations of WAC 1-21-040 for appearance in this issue of the Register. It will appear in the 03-08 issue of the Register.