SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Developmental Disabilities Administration)
[Filed March 24, 2020, 8:28 a.m., effective May 1, 2020]
Effective Date of Rule: May 1, 2020.
Purpose: These amendments do the following: Change eligibility criteria to offer overnight planned respite services to clients with paid and unpaid caregivers; add certification and evaluation procedures to clarify the quality assurance process; clarify who can become an overnight planned respite services provider; and increase readability for people who use chapter 388-829R WAC by reorganizing content, clarifying language, and eliminating duplications and outdated information.
Citation of Rules Affected by this Order: New WAC 388-829R-011, 388-829R-012, 388-829R-013, 388-829R-220, 388-829R-225, 388-829R-230, 388-829R-235, 388-829R-240, 388-829R-245, 388-829R-250, 388-829R-255 and 388-829R-260; repealing WAC 388-829R-015, 388-829R-016, 388-829R-017, 388-829R-110, 388-829R-120, 388-829R-125, 388-829R-130, 388-829R-135, 388-829R-185, 388-829R-190, 388-829R-195 and 388-829R-200; and amending WAC 388-829R-005, 388-829R-010, 388-829R-018, 388-829R-020, 388-829R-025, 388-829R-030, 388-829R-035, 388-829R-060, 388-829R-065, 388-829R-070, 388-829R-075, 388-829R-080, 388-829R-085, 388-829R-090, 388-829R-115, 388-829R-140, 388-829R-165, 388-829R-170, 388-829R-175, 388-829R-180, 388-829R-205, 388-829R-210, and 388-829R-215.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 20-03-034 on January 7, 2020.
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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at the Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 12, Amended 23, Repealed 12.
Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 12, Amended 23, Repealed 12.
Date Adopted: March 23, 2020.
Reviser's note: The material contained in this filing exceeded the page-count limitations of WAC 1-21-040 for appearance in this issue of the Register. It will appear in the 20-09
issue of the Register.