WSR 05-05-080

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Disability Services Administration)

[ Filed February 15, 2005, 3:43 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Adopt rules for the new freedom waiver program, within chapter 388-106 WAC and related sections.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.520, 74.39A.030.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The Aging and Disability Services Administration (ADSA) will be offering a new consumer-based program called the new freedom waiver. Rules on this program are needed to provide a description of the program, eligibility criteria, types of services, the enrollment/disenrollment process, and other information, as needed.

Process for Developing New Rule: DSHS welcomes the public to take part in developing the rules. Draft material and information about how to participate may be obtained from the department representative listed below. At a later date, DSHS will file the proposed rule with the Office of the Code Reviser with a notice of proposed rule making, and send the proposal to everyone currently on the mailing list and anyone else who requests a copy. In addition, ADSA has convened an advisory committee, which will participate in the development of this program and provide feedback on the rules.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Kristina Smock, Home and Community Services, P.O. Box 45600, Olympia, WA 98504-5600, phone (360) 725-2551, fax (360) 438-8633, e-mail SmocKK@dshs.wa.gov.

February 11, 2005

Andy Fernando, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

Washington State Code Reviser's Office