PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Disability Services Administration)
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is amending WAC 388-106-0125 and 388-106-0130 to adjust in-home hours based on individualized CARE assessments related to:
• An elimination of the increase associated with incontinence and/or specialized diet for clients with informal support; and
• An increase that gives back some of the hours
reduced July 1, 2009, to all in-home clients.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.520.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: These adjustments are necessary to address the state's revenue shortfall as outlined in the 2009-2011 supplemental operating budget (ESHB [ESSB] 6444). An emergency CR-103E has been filed in conjunction with this CR-101 based on legislative timelines.
Process for Developing New Rule: Negotiated rule making, DSHS welcomes the public to take part in developing the rules. Anyone interested should contact the staff person identified below. At a later date, DSHS will file a proposal 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 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 Geri-Lyn McNeill, phone (360) 725-2353, fax (360) 438-8633, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 23, 2010
Katherine I. Vasquez