PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Disability Services Administration)
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 388-71-0500 through 388-71-05952, individual provider and home care provider qualifications, 388-72A-0095 How are the number of hours I can receive for in-home services determined?, and 388-71-0202 Long-term care services -- Definitions.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.520, 74.39.005.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: To establish and clarify:
|•||The maximum number of hours an individual provider or personal aide can be paid for one client that receives COPES, Medicaid personal care, or Chore services in their home.|
|•||The maximum number of hours an individual provider or personal aide can be paid when this individual provider or personal aide is a parent, stepparent or adoptive parent and lives in the same household as the client.|
|•||Definition language in WAC 388-71-0202.|
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS), Division of Developmental Disabilities, Children's Administration.
Process for Developing New Rule: Aging and Disability Services Administration (ASDA) will provide draft language before publishing proposed rules and encourage stakeholders to submit written or verbal comments. When ASDA files a notice of proposed rule making, we will notify interested parties of the scheduled hearing to adopt rules and how to submit formal comments. Draft material and information about how to participate are available by contacting DSHS representatives identified below.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Sue McDonough, Aging and Disability Services Administration, P.O. Box 45600.
August 18, 2003
Brian H. Lindgren, Manager
Rules and Policies Assistance Unit