WSR 05-16-079

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Disability Services Administration)

[ Filed August 1, 2005, 4:21 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Adding and amending sections within chapter 388-106 WAC, Long-term care services; amending sections in chapter 388-71 WAC, Home and community services and programs; and amending sections in chapter 388-110 WAC, Contracted residential care services.

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

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: This rule making clarifies the intent of policies from the recent adoption of new chapter 388-106 WAC. Rules are needed to amend and add new rules to the following sections within chapters 388-106, 388-71, and 388-110 WAC: Scope and definitions, applying for services; comprehensive assessment reporting evaluation (CARE) assessment; CARE classification; Medicaid personal care; COPES; medically needy residential waiver; medically needy in-home waiver; PACE; adult day services; client rights; definitions; assisted living service standards; enhanced adult residential care standards; adult residential care service standards; and WMIP.

Other policy changes that arise during this rule making may be incorporated into this rule making. Other WAC chapters may need to be updated as a result of 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 representative listed below. At a later date, DSHS will file the proposed rules with the Office of 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 Brooke Buckingham, P.O. Box 45600, Olympia, WA 98504-5600, phone (360) 725-3213, fax (360) 438-8633, e-mail buckibe@dshs.wa.gov.

August 1, 2005

Andy Fernando, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

Washington State Code Reviser's Office