WSR 08-10-062



(Aging and Disability Services Administration)

[ Filed May 5, 2008, 2:49 p.m. ]

     Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is amending chapter 388-110 WAC to add new sections to implement SSB 6807, chapter 251, Laws of 2008. Sections 1 and 3 of this bill address a boarding home's voluntary withdrawal from the medicaid program. This law is currently effective.

     Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 18.20 RCW.

     Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish:
To implement section 1 of SSB 6807 concerning a boarding home's voluntary withdrawal from the medicaid program.
To clarify to boarding home providers, residents and other stakeholders the new notice, transfer and discharge requirements established by this new law.

     Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies:
Washington state long-term care ombudsman.
Draft rules will be shared with the above entity and others for review and comment during the rule-making process.

     Process for Developing New Rule: DSHS welcomes public participation in the rule-making process as outlined below. This document and a copy of the proposed rule making will be sent to everyone on the interested parties and stakeholders mailing list and to anyone 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 Todd Henry, Boarding Home Program, Residential Care Services, Aging and Disability Services Administration, Department of Social and Health Services, P.O. Box 45600, Olympia, WA 98504-5600, phone (360) 725-2580, fax (360) 438-7903, TTY 1-877-905-0454, e-mail Interested parties and stakeholders can participate by accessing and commenting on the draft proposed rule language through e-mail at and/or through contacts with members of the statutorily established boarding home advisory board.

May 5, 2008

Stephanie E. Schiller

Rules Coordinator

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