PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
HEALTH CARE AUTHORITY
[Filed October 6, 2020, 8:50 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 182-513-1105 Personal needs allowance (PNA) and room and board standards in a medical institution and alternate living facility (ALF); other related rules as appropriate.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The agency is amending these rules to increase the personal needs allowance from $70.00 to $71.12 effective January 1, 2021. Funding is approved for this increase which affects those receiving long-term services and supports in medical institutions and alternate living facilities. During the course of this review, the agency may identify additional related changes that are required in order to improve clarity or update policy.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Department of social and health services.
Process for Developing New Rule: The agency welcomes the public to take part in developing this rule. If interested, contact the person identified below to receive an early rule draft to review. After the early review, the agency will send a notice of proposed rule making (CR-102) to everyone receiving this notice and 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 Valerie Freudenstein (Rulemaking Questions), P.O. Box 42716, Olympia, WA 98504-2716, phone 360-725-1344, fax 360-586-9727, telecommunication[s] relay service (TRS) 711, email email@example.com, website www.hca.wa.gov/about-hca/rulemaking; or Mark Westenhaver (Program Questions), P.O. Box 45534, Olympia, WA 98504-5534, phone 360-725-1324, fax 360-586-9727, TRS 711, email firstname.lastname@example.org, website www.hca.wa.gov/about-hca/rulemaking.
October 6, 2020