SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Disability Services Administration)
Effective Date of Rule: October 28, 2009.
Purpose: The department is amending WAC 388-850-045 on an emergency basis to revise the county funding formula to comply with state budget appropriations.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 388-850-045.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 71A.12.030, 71A.12.040, 71A.14.030.
Other Authority: Section 205 (1)(n), chapter 564, Laws of 2009, PV 61st legislature, chapter 34.05 RCW.
Under RCW 34.05.350 the agency for good cause finds that in order to implement the requirements or reductions in appropriations enacted in any budget for fiscal years 2009, 2010, or 2011, which necessitates the need for the immediate adoption, amendment, or repeal of a rule, and that observing the time requirements of notice and opportunity to comment upon adoption of a permanent rule would be contrary to the fiscal needs or requirements of the agency.
Reasons for this Finding: This emergency rule implements changes made to the county funding formula as a result of changes in the state budget appropriation for county programs. An initial public notice was filed December 22, 2008, as WSR 09-01-132. Stakeholder work is continuing. The department plans to file a proposed rule-making notice in November of this year.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Date Adopted: October 21, 2009.
Stephanie E. Vaughn
(2) The allocation of funds to counties shall be based on the following criteria:
Each county shall receive a base amount of funds. The amount shall be based on the prior biennial allocation,
including any funds from budget provisos from the prior
biennium, and subject to the availability of state and federal
(b))) The distribution of ((
any additional)) funds
provided by the legislature or other sources shall be based on
a distribution formula which best meets the needs of the
population to be served(( as follows:
(i) On a basis which)).
(b) The distribution formula takes into consideration
minimum grant amounts,)) requirements of clients residing in
an ICF/MR or clients on one of the division's Title XIX home
and community-based waivers, (( and the general population of
the county, and)) eligible birth to three, special education
enrollment and the general population of the county as well as
the population (( eligible for)) receiving county-funded
developmental disabilities services(( ;)).
(ii) On a basis that takes into consideration the
population numbers of minority groups residing within the
(iii) A biennial adjustment shall be made after these factors are considered; and
(iv) Counties not receiving any portion of additional funds pursuant to this formula shall not have their base allocation reduced due to application of this formula.
(c) Funding appropriated through legislative proviso, including vendor rate increases, shall be distributed to the population directed by the legislature utilizing a formula as directed by the legislature or using a formula specific to that population or distributed to identified people;
(d))) (c) The ability of the community to provide funds for the developmental disability program provided in chapter 71A.14 RCW may be considered with any or all of the above.
(3) A county may utilize ((
seven)) six and one-half or
less percent of the county's allocated funds for county
administrative expenses. A county may utilize more than
(( seven)) six and one-half percent for county administration
with approval of the division director. (( A county electing
to provide all services directly, in addition to county
administration, is exempt from this requirement.))
(4) The department may withhold five or less percent of
allocated funds for new programs, for statewide priority
programs, and for emergency needs.))
[Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 71A.12.120, 71A.14.040, and Title 71A RCW. 05-11-015, § 388-850-045, filed 5/9/05, effective 6/9/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 71A.10.020 and 2002 c 371. 04-02-014, § 388-850-045, filed 12/29/03, effective 1/29/04. 99-19-104, recodified as § 388-850-045, filed 9/20/99, effective 9/20/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.14.040. 92-13-032 (Order 3404), § 275-25-530, filed 6/10/92, effective 7/11/92. Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.14.030. 91-17-005 and 91-17-025 (Orders 3230 and 3230A), § 275-25-530, filed 8/9/91 and 8/14/91, effective 9/9/91 and 9/14/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 69.54.040 and 71.24.190. 83-03-011 (Order 1936), § 275-25-530, filed 1/12/83; Order 1142, § 275-25-530, filed 8/12/76.]