WSR 12-01-118

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Disability Services Administration)

[ Filed December 21, 2011, 9:48 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is amending the medicaid personal care (MPC) program within chapter 388-106 WAC, Long-term care services.

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: As part of the governor's proposed 2012 supplemental operating budget, the department is changing the eligibility requirements of medicaid personal care (MPC), WAC 388-106-0210. Other necessary changes on this subject may be incorporated into this rule making.

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 Angel Sulivan, P.O. Box 45600, Olympia, WA 98504-5600, phone (360) 725-2495, fax (360) 407-7582, TTY (360) 493-2637, e-mail angel.sulivan@dshs.wa.gov.

December 19, 2011

Katherine I. Vasquez

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office