WSR 17-18-083
(Developmental Disabilities Administration)
[Filed September 5, 2017, 1:40 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is proposing to amend chapter 388-845 WAC, DDA home and community based waivers, and other related rules as may be required.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 71A.12.030, 71A.12.120.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department is proposing to amend many of these rules as part of the developmental disabilities administration's (DDA) waiver renewal process. Amendments related to the waiver renewal have been filed for emergency rule making effective September 1, 2017. The emergency rules reflect the changes approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in August 2017. During the course of this review, DDA may identify additional changes that are necessary to improve clarity or update policy.
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 Chantelle Diaz, DDA, P.O. Box 45310, Olympia, WA 98504-5310, phone 360-407-1589, fax 360-407-0955, TTY 1-800-833-6388, email
September 5, 2017
Katherine I. Vasquez
Rules Coordinator