WSR 08-19-112

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Disability Services Administration)

[ Filed September 17, 2008, 10:24 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is amending chapter 388-845 WAC, Division of developmental disabilities home and community based services waivers.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 71A.12.030, 71A.12.120, 2008 supplemental budget, ESHB 2687, section 205 (1)(i).

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The division of developmental disabilities is amending chapter 388-845 WAC, DDD home and community based services waivers, to add a fifth waiver, known as the children's intensive in-home behavioral supports (CIIBS). These rules are necessary to implement the CIIBS waiver. They incorporate changes reflected in the waivers submitted to the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services under Section 1915(c) of the Social Security Act and implement the 2008 supplemental budget, ESHB 2687, section 205 (1)(i).

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: The department coordinates its rules with and receives approval from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for the administration of waivers under Section 1915(c) of the Social Security Act.

Process for Developing New Rule: The department welcomes the public to participate in the development of these rules. At a later date, the department will publish proposed rules for public comment, and a public hearing will be held before the rules are adopted as permanent.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Steve Brink, Program Manager, Division of Developmental Disabilities, P.O. Box 45310, Olympia, WA 98504-5310, phone (360) 725-3416, fax (360) 407-0955, e-mail brinksc@dshs.wa.gov.

September 17, 2008

Stephanie E. Schiller

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office