WSR 17-10-052
(Aging and Long-Term Support Administration)
[Filed May 1, 2017, 2:13 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is proposing to create new rules in a new chapter 388-79A WAC, Guardian fees and related administrative costs, and amend, create, or repeal other related rules as may be required.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 43.20B.460, 11.92.180, 74.08.090.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department of social and health services (DSHS), in coordination with the health care authority, is creating new rules in a new chapter 388-79A WAC, Guardian fees and related administrative costs. As part of this effort, the department and the health care authority will consider fees allowed for establishing and maintaining guardianships for individuals who must participate in the cost of their health care under chapters 182-513 and 182-515 WAC. The department expects to revise the rules in chapter 388-79A WAC to clarify the process in place prior to the adoption of the permanent rules that will be in chapter 182-513 WAC. During the course of that review, the department may identify additional WAC changes that will be required in order to improve rule clarity or update policy.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Washington health care authority.
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) 438-8633, TTY (360) 493-2637, email
May 1, 2017
Katherine I. Vasquez
Rules Coordinator