SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Disability Services Administration)
Continuance of WSR 09-06-026 and 09-05-098.
Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 09-01-140.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Amending and repealing sections in chapter 388-71 WAC, Home and community services and programs and chapter 388-106 WAC, Long-term care services.
Hearing Location(s): Blake Office Park East, Rose Room, 4500 10th Avenue S.E., Lacey, WA 98503 (one block north of the intersection of Pacific Avenue S.E. and Alhadeff Lane. A map or directions are available at http://www.dshs.wa.gov/msa/rpau/docket.html or by calling (360) 664-6094), on May 5, 2009, at 10:00 a.m.
Date of Intended Adoption: Not earlier than May 6, 2009.
Submit Written Comments to: DSHS Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 45850, Olympia, WA 98504-5850, delivery 4500 10th Avenue S.E., Lacey, WA 98503, e-mail DSHSRPAURulesCoordinator@dshs.wa.gov, fax (360) 664-6185, by 5 p.m. on May 5, 2009.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Jennisha Johnson, DSHS rules consultant, by April 21, 2009, TTY (360) 664-6178 or (360) 664-6094 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: DSHS is repealing and removing references to adult day health in chapters 388-71 and 388-106 WAC. The department is preparing for the elimination of adult day health, which will no longer be offered as a medicaid service due to budget restrictions.
DSHS is filing this continuance to change the hearing date to May 5, 2009. The original proposal was filed as WSR 09-05-098 on February 18, 2009.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: See above.
Name of Proponent: Department of social and health services, governmental.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting and Implementation: Anne Vanderbeek, P.O. Box 45600, Olympia, WA 98504-5600, (360) 725-2558; and Enforcement: Chris Imhoff, P.O. Box 45600, Olympia, WA 98504-5600, (360) 725-2272.
March 11, 2009
Stephanie E. Schiller