SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Long-Term Support Administration)
[Filed June 20, 2018, 3:39 p.m.]
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: The department is proposing to amend WAC 388-106-1920 What is the maximum amount of step three services I may receive a month?
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: In WAC 388-106-1920 (1)(a), the department incorrectly used three thousand three hundred and forty-five dollars instead of three thousand three hundred and forty-eight dollars (6 months x $558).
Reasons Supporting Proposal: The proposed amendment is needed for housekeeping purposes only.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 74.08.090
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Name of Proponent: Department of social and health services, governmental.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation, and Enforcement: Debbie Johnson, P.O. Box 45600, Olympia, WA 98504-5600, 360-725-2531.
This notice meets the following criteria to use the expedited adoption process for these rules:
Corrects typographical errors, make address or name changes, or clarify language of a rule without changing its effect.
Explanation of the Reason the Agency Believes the Expedited Rule-Making Process is Appropriate: The proposed amendment corrects a typographical error without changing the effect of the rule.
THIS RULE IS BEING PROPOSED UNDER AN EXPEDITED RULE-MAKING PROCESS THAT WILL ELIMINATE THE NEED FOR THE AGENCY TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARINGS, PREPARE A SMALL BUSINESS ECONOMIC IMPACT STATEMENT, OR PROVIDE RESPONSES TO THE CRITERIA FOR A SIGNIFICANT LEGISLATIVE RULE. IF YOU OBJECT TO THIS USE OF THE EXPEDITED RULE-MAKING PROCESS, YOU MUST EXPRESS YOUR OBJECTIONS IN WRITING AND THEY MUST BE SENT TO Rules Coordinator, Department of Social and Health Services, P.O. Box 45850, Olympia, WA 98504, phone 360-664-6097, fax 360-664-6185, email DSHSRPAURulesCoordinator@dshs.wa.gov, AND RECEIVED BY 5:00 p.m., September 4, 2018.
June 19, 2018
Katherine I. Vasquez
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 18-08-033, filed 3/27/18, effective 4/27/18)
WAC 388-106-1920What is the maximum amount of step three services I may receive a month?
(1) Unless the department authorizes additional funds through an exception to rule under WAC 388-440-0001, the maximum amount of step three services you and your caregiver may receive in MAC and TSOA:
(a) From January 1, 2018 through June 30, 2018 is an average of five hundred and fifty-eight dollars per month not to exceed three thousand three hundred and ((forty-five)) forty-eight dollars in a six month period.
(b) Beginning July 1, 2018 is an average of five hundred and seventy-three dollars per month not to exceed three thousand four hundred and thirty-eight dollars in a six month period.
(2) If you are a care receiver who does not have an available unpaid caregiver, you are receiving TSOA personal assistance services, and the department has not authorized additional funds through an exception to rule under WAC 388-440-0001, the maximum amount of step three services you may receive:
(a) From January 1, 2018 through June 30, 2018 is five hundred and fifty-eight dollars per month.
(b) Beginning July 1, 2018 is five hundred and seventy-three dollars per month.