WSR 12-01-116

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Disability Services Administration)

[ Filed December 21, 2011, 9:47 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is amending chapter 388-845 WAC, DDD home and community based services waivers.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 71A.12.030 General authority of secretary -- Rule adoption.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The division of developmental disabilities (DDD) is amending chapter 388-845 WAC to include information governing the operation of a new consolidated Basic and Basic Plus waiver. In addition, other changes may be needed to respond to budget and general housekeeping needs related to the renewal of the DDD home and community based services waivers.

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

Process for Developing New Rule: 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 Alan McMullen, Program Manager, Division of Developmental Disabilities, P.O. Box 45310, Olympia, WA 98504-5310, phone (360) 725-3422, fax (360) 407-0955, TTY 1-800-833-6388, e-mail alan.mcmullen@dshs.wa.gov.

December 19, 2011

Katherine I. Vasquez

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office