WSR 08-12-072

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Disability Services Administration)

[ Filed June 3, 2008, 2:30 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is amending WAC 388-106-0130 How does the department determine the number of hours I may receive for in-home care?, and other sections as necessary in chapter 388-106 WAC, Long-term 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: The department is amending WAC 388-106-0130 to clarify that base hours are reduced for informal supports, or other paid services that meet some of an individual's need for personal care services, including adult day health. The department may adopt and amend other rules as part of this rule-making process as necessary.

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 the 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 Susan Engels, Home and Community Services, P.O. Box 45600, Olympia, WA 98504-5600, phone (360) 725-2353, fax (360) 438-8633, TTY (360) 493-2637, e-mail Engelss@dshs.wa.gov.

May 30, 2008

Stephanie E. Schiller

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office