SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Developmental Disabilities Administration)
[Filed July 8, 2019, 9:22 a.m., effective August 8, 2019]
Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
Purpose: The department is amending WAC 388-828-9360 to allow short-term employment support to be authorized for a maximum of six months at a time rather than three months at a time.
Citation of Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 388-828-9360.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 19-11-083 on May 17, 2019.
A final cost-benefit analysis is available by contacting Chantelle Diaz, 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.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at the Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Date Adopted: July 5, 2019.
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 13-01-076, filed 12/18/12, effective 1/18/13)
WAC 388-828-9360What ((are))is short-term employment ((supports))support?
(1) Short-term employment ((supports))support is a service that allows ((DDD))DDA to approve ((additional)) service hours in addition to the amount of your employment service base hours (((see))under WAC 388-828-9335(())) and add-on hours (((see))under WAC 388-828-9345(())) when:
(a) You are beginning a new job;
(b) There is a planned or unexpected change in your job or job duties;
(c) Your current employment is at risk and short-term supports are needed to assist you in maintaining your current job; or
(d) You are stuck on your pathway to employment and need individualized technical assistance.
(2) Short-term employment ((supports))support may be authorized for a maximum of ((three))six months at a time and may be reauthorized when:
(a) The circumstances identified in subsection (1) of this section ((WAC 388-828-9360(1))) continue((,))as evidenced by((,)) receipt of a current employment work plan or review describing the need; and
(b) Both your employment provider and county recommend continuing the use of short-term employment ((supports))support.