WSR 07-10-029

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Disability Services Administration)

[ Filed April 23, 2007, 3:21 p.m. , effective June 1, 2007 ]


Effective Date of Rule: June 1, 2007.

Purpose: The purpose of these new rules in chapter 388-828 WAC is to govern and support the administration of the division's newly developed, computer-based assessment tool that is designed to measure the support needs of clients for service determination. The DDD assessment will replace existing paper-based methods resulting in a universal assessment and support planning process. The purpose of the DDD assessment is to provide a comprehensive assessment process that: (1) Collects a common set of assessment information for reporting purposes to the legislature and the department; (2) promotes consistency and accuracy in evaluating client support needs for purposes of planning, budgeting, and resource management; (3) identifies a level of service and/or number of care hours that is used to support the assessed needs of clients who have been authorized to receive Medicaid/waiver personal care, waiver respite care, and/or voluntary placement program services; and (4) records clients service requests.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 71A.12.030.

Other Authority: Title 71A RCW.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 07-03-158 on January 23, 2007.

Changes Other than Editing from Proposed to Adopted Version: There have been no changes other than minor editing to improve clarity in the proposed rule.

(Strikeouts indicate words deleted from proposed rules. Underlines indicate words added to proposed rules.)


WAC 388-828-1120

(1) You have not identified a person willing to receive notice or correspondence on your behalf regarding specific DDD decisions as required per RCW 71A.10.060 and DDD does not believe you are capable of understanding department decisions that may affect your care (See WAC 388-828-1140); or

(2) A respondent cannot be identified to participate in your DDD Assessment (See WAC 388-828-1540(c));


WAC 388-828-1140

If there is no one available to receive notice or correspondence on your behalf regarding specific DDD decisions, DDD will do all of the following:


WAC 388-828-1360

(2) You or your legal guardian has have not identified an ADSA contracted provider.


WAC 388-828-1380

If you are unable to identify an ADSA contracted provider, DDD will provide you or your legal guardian with contact information for ADSA contracted agency providers.


WAC 388-828-1460

DDD intends to assess all clients per WAC 388-828-1100 by June 30, 2008 based on available resources.

(4) You are not receiving a paid service and You are approved for funding of a DDD paid service and an assessment must be performed prior to the authorization of services;


WAC 388-828-1620

(8) Private Duty Nursing services per chapter 388 106551 WAC; or

A final cost-benefit analysis is available by contacting Mark R. Eliason, P.O. Box 45310, Lacey, WA 98504-5310, phone (360) 725-2517, fax (360) 407-0995, e-mail eliasmr@dshs.wa.gov.

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 126, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 126, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: April 23, 2007.

Blake D. Chard

for Robin Arnold-Williams

Secretary

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 07-11 issue of the Register.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office