PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Developmental Disabilities Administration)
[Filed September 19, 2018, 11:55 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is planning to amend WAC 388-845-1615 Who may be qualified providers of respite care?, and other related rules as may be required.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Waiver amendments approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services require homecare agencies to be contracted with area agencies on aging to be qualified providers. Adding this requirement to rule ensures that the developmental disabilities administration (DDA) receives federal funds for working with qualified providers.
Process for Developing New Rule: The department of social and health services (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 Chantelle.Diaz@dshs.wa.gov.
September 19, 2018
Katherine I. Vasquez