PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Long-Term Support Administration)
[Filed January 22, 2019, 12:42 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is considering adding a new section to chapter 388-76 WAC, Adult family home minimum licensing requirements, to comply with federal home and community based services requirements. The department may also amend other related rules as may be required.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: In order to meet the requirements of the home and community based services requirements outlined by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, department regulations need to reflect the requirements of the program. The new section will incorporate into the WAC the federal requirements for home and community based settings found in 42 C.F.R. § 441.530.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: The department of social and health services, aging and long-term support administration, home and community services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Process for Developing New Rule: Negotiated rule making.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Libby Wagner, 20425 72nd Avenue South, Kent, WA 98032, phone 253-234-6061, email WagneE@dshs.wa.gov.
January 22, 2019
Katherine I. Vasquez