WSR 12-02-082

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Disability Services Administration)

[ Filed January 4, 2012, 11:13 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is amending WAC 388-106-0015, 388-106-0020, 388-106-0070, 388-106-0310 to consolidate the medically needy in-home (MNI) and medically needy residential (MNR) waivers into the COPES waiver: As a result of this waiver consolidation, the department is repealing WAC 388-106-0400 through 388-106-0535 pertaining to the MNI and MNR waivers.

Other sections may be amended as necessary to accomplish this task.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 43.20A.710, 74.08.090, chapter 43.43 RCW.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department is consolidating three waivers into one waiver to improve efficiency. This rule amendment is necessary to manage budget shortfalls, maintain fund solvency and for revenue generating activities.

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 Marilee Fosbre, Home and Community Services, P.O. Box 45600, Olympia, WA 98504-5600, e-mail Marilee.fosbre@dshs.wa.gov.

January 4, 2011 [2012]

Katherine I. Vasquez

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office