WSR 07-20-050

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Disability Services Administration)

[ Filed September 26, 2007, 3:09 p.m. , effective October 27, 2007 ]


Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

Purpose: The division of developmental disabilities (DDD) has had ongoing discussions with the federal Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and has received approval from CMS to amend its waivers under Section 1915 of the Social Security Act. These amendments also respond to the proposed order and settlement agreement under Boyle v. Arnold-Williams and incorporate the provisions of the letter of agreement between the state of Washington (office of financial management) and the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). Finally these rules are necessary to implement the recommendations in a June 2003 performance audit by the joint legislative audit and review committee. When effective, these rules replace the emergency rules filed as WSR 07-19-132.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: See Reviser's note below.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 71A.12.030, 71A.12.120.

Other Authority: Title 71A RCW.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 07-11-130 on May 22, 2007.

Changes Other than Editing from Proposed to Adopted Version: See Reviser's note below.

Additionally, WAC 388-845-1605 will not be adopted at this time but will be reproposed and adopted as a permanent rule at a later time.

A final cost-benefit analysis is available by contacting Steve Brink, P.O. Box 45310, Olympia, WA 98507-5310, phone (360) 725-3416, fax (360) 407-0955, e-mail brinksc@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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 6, Amended 50, Repealed 16; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 6, Amended 50, Repealed 16.

Date Adopted: September 26, 2007.

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 07-22 issue of the Register.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office