WSR 05-06-082

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Disability Services Administration)

[ Filed March 1, 2005, 4:14 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Adding sections to chapter 388-106 WAC, Long-term care services. Other WAC chapters may be opened as needed.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.08.090, 42 C.F.R. 441.302(a), Social Security Act section 1915(c) waiver rules, 42 C.F.R. 44.180, 42 C.F.R. 438.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The purpose of the new language is to add eligibility criteria and guidance for implementation of the Medicare/Medicaid integration project (MMIP). In addition, ADSA may amend existing rules to ensure that rules are current and clear. Policy changes that arise during this time may be incorporated in this rule making.

Process for Developing New Rule: DSHS welcomes the public to take part in developing these rules. Draft material and information about how to participate may be obtained from the department representatives 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.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Tiffany Sevruk, Home and Community Services, P.O. Box 45600, Olympia, WA 98504-5600, phone (360) 725-2538, fax (360) 407-7582, TTY (360) 493-2637, e-mail sevruta@dshs.wa.gov.

February 28, 2005

Andy Fernando, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

Washington State Code Reviser's Office