SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Disability Services Administration)
Effective Date of Rule: December 28, 2012.
Purpose: To amend and add new sections to chapter 388-845 WAC, DDD home and community based services waivers, to be in compliance with the requirements of SSB 6384 and related federal waivers recently renewed through Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). These changes add dental services as a waiver service and align this chapter with the changes being made to those in chapter 388-828 WAC for community services. This emergency filing supersedes and replaces the previous emergency filed as WSR 12-18-055.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 388-845-0110, 388-845-0205, 388-845-0210, 388-845-0215, 388-845-0220, 388-845-0225, 388-845-0505, 388-845-0800, 388-845-0820, 388-845-1110, 388-845-1105, 388-845-1150, 388-845-1400, 388-845-1410, 388-845-2110, 388-845-2205, and 388-845-2210.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 71A.12.030 General authority of secretary--Rule adoption and 34.05.350 (1)(c) Emergency rules and amendments.
Under RCW 34.05.350 the agency for good cause finds that immediate adoption, amendment, or repeal of a rule is necessary for the preservation of the public health, safety, or general welfare, and that observing the time requirements of notice and opportunity to comment upon adoption of a permanent rule would be contrary to the public interest; that state or federal law or federal rule or a federal deadline for state receipt of federal funds requires immediate adoption of a rule; and that in order to implement the requirements or reductions in appropriations enacted in any budget for fiscal year 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 or 2013, which necessitates the need for the immediate adoption, amendment, or repeal of a rule, and that observing the time requirements of notice and opportunity to comment upon adoption of a permanent rule would be contrary to the fiscal needs or requirements of the agency.
Reasons for this Finding: The passing of SSB 6384 required coordination with CMS to agree on waiver language before we could develop new WAC language. This emergency filing adds dental as a waiver service, keeping in effect language adopted under emergency filed as WSR 12-18-055. The division of developmental disabilities is required to develop and implement the use of a consistent, statewide outcome-based vendor contract for employment and day services as recommended by the joint legislative audit and review committee to include activity listings and dollars appropriated for: Employment services, day services, child development services and county administration of services to the developmentally disabled.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 2, Amended 17, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 2, Amended 17, Repealed 0.
Date Adopted: December 19, 2012.
Katherine I. Vasquez
Reviser's note: The material contained in this filing exceeded the page-count limitations of WAC 1-21-040 for appearance in this issue of the Register. It will appear in the 13-03 issue of the Register.