PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Disability Services Administration)
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 388-515-1510 Division of developmental disabilities (DDD) waivers and outward bound residential alternatives (OBRA).
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.057, 74.08.090, 74.09.500, 74.09.530.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: DSHS is amending WAC 388-515-1510 as follows:
|•||Changing the personal needs allowance allowed in an alternate living facility (ALF) from $38.84 to $40.12. This change is due to the Washington state 2007-09 operating budget (SHB 1128).|
|•||Clarifying the change in the room and board amount, which is based on the federal benefit rate (FBR) minus $60.78, effective July 1, 2007.|
|•||Rewriting this section, making changes to language, and clarifying the rules to determine eligibility.|
|•||Clarifying clients deemed eligible for SSI do not participate in the cost of personal care, but may pay room and board.|
|•||Clarifying DDD waiver medicaid clients are subject to income and resource eligibility rules in WAC 388-513-1315, 388-513-1320, 388-513-1325, 388-513-1330, 388-513-1340, 388-513-1350, 388-513-1363, and 388-513-1364.|
Process for Developing New Rule: The department invites the interested public to review and provide input on the draft language of this rule. Draft material and information about how to participate may be obtained from the department representative listed below.
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, e-mail email@example.com.
June 4, 2007
Stephanie E. Schiller