WSR 10-12-109

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Disability Services Administration)

[ Filed June 2, 2010, 9:11 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 388-105-0005 The daily medicaid payment rates for clients assessed using the comprehensive assessment reporting evaluation (CARE) tool and that reside in licensed boarding homes contracted to provide assisted living (AL), adult residential care (ARC), and enhanced adult residential care (EARC) services.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.39.030 and chapter 37, Laws of 2010.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Effective July 1, 2010, the department will increase the boarding home licensing fee from $79 a bed to $106 a bed. The rates in WAC 388-105-0005 will be increased to cover the medicaid share of the license fee increase and new training needs.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: Aging and disability services (ADSA) welcomes the public to take part in developing the rules. Anyone interested should contact the staff person identified below. At a later date, ADSA will file a proposed rule with the office of the code reviser with a notice of proposed rule making. A copy of the proposal will be sent to everyone on the mailing list and to anyone who responds to this CR-101.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Patricia Hague, P.O. Box 45600, Mailstop 45600, Olympia, WA 98504-5600, e-mail haguepe@dshs.wa.gov, phone (360) 725-2447, fax (360) 725-2641.

May 28, 2010

Katherine I. Vasquez

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office