WSR 15-22-100
(Aging and Long-Term Support Administration)
[Filed November 4, 2015, 8:30 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department plans to amend or create new sections in chapter 388-96 WAC as may be required to adopt rules regarding ventilator/tracheostomy clients in nursing facilities.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.46.800(1).
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department is considering adopting rules regarding ventilator/tracheostomy clients in nursing facilities to allow the department to establish a methodology for ventilator and tracheostomy payments for nursing facility clients.
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 Elizabeth Pashley, Office of Rates Management, 4450 10th Avenue S.E., Lacey, WA 98503, phone (360) 725-2447, fax (360) 725-2641, TTY (360) 493-2637, e-mail
November 3, 2015
Katherine I. Vasquez
Rules Coordinator