WSR 09-14-042

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Disability Services Administration)

[ Filed June 24, 2009, 1:56 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is amending WAC 388-106-0125 How does CARE use criteria to place me in a classification group for in-home care?

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.520, Washington state 2009-11 budget (ESHB 1244, section 206(5)).

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department is revising WAC 388-106-0125 to amend the in-home classifications to allow for the reduction of in-home base hours for each of the seventeen classification groups, as directed by the Washington state 2009-11 operating budget (ESHB 1244).

Other policy changes that arise during this rule making may be incorporated. Other WAC chapters may need to be updated as a result of this rule making.

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 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 Tiffany Sevruk, P.O. Box 45600, Olympia, WA 98504-5600, phone (360) 725-2538, fax (360) 438-8633, TTY (360) 493-2637, e-mail sevruta@dshs.wa.gov.

June 24, 2009

Stephanie E. Schiller

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office