PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Long-Term Support Administration)
[Filed April 29, 2019, 1:06 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is planning to amend WAC 388-106-0075 How is my need for personal care services assessed in CARE?, 388-106-0090 How does the CARE tool measure cognitive performance?, 388-106-0100 How does the CARE tool measure mood and behaviors?, 388-106-0033 When may I receive services in a facility contracted to provide specialized dementia care services?, 388-106-0130 How does the department determine the number of hours I may receive for in-home care?, 388-106-0095 How does the CARE tool measure clinical complexity?, 388-106-0010 What definitions apply to this chapter?, and other related rules as may be required to be consistent with changes, a majority of which are label changes, made to comprehensive assessment and reporting evaluation (CARE) tool as part of CARE modernization.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department has been working to modernize the CARE assessment tool and is amending these rules to be consistent with updates that have been made to the CARE tool.
There have been no changes that affect how the department determines eligibility or benefit level using the CARE tool.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
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 Angel Sulivan, P.O. Box 45600, Olympia, WA 98504-5600, phone 360-725-2495, fax 360-438-8633, TTY 1-800-833-6388, email email@example.com.
April 29, 2019
Katherine I. Vasquez