WSR 99-04-026

AGENDA

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES

[ Filed January 25, 1999, 9:03 a.m. ]


DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES

SEMI-ANNUAL RULE-MAKING AGENDA



Shown below is the Department of Social and Health Services' Semi-Annual Rule-Making Agenda, by administration, for January 1, 1999, through June 30, 1999.

There may be more rule-making activity, not on the agenda, as a result of the reviews being done in accordance with the Governor's Executive Order 97-02.


DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES

SEMI-ANNUAL RULE-MAKING AGENDA FOR 1/1/99 THROUGH 6/30/99


AGING & ADULT SERVICES ADMINISTRATION


WAC Chapter or Section NumberPurpose of rule being developed or amended
388-76Possible amendments to clarify certain sections of the AFH chapter.
388-97Continue review of nursing home chapter as part of AASA/RCS regulatory review plan-mandated by the governor's executive order.
388-97-245 through 280These sections, originally scheduled to be completed by December 31, 1997, are being further reviewed along with the entire chapter.
388-110-105 through 280 With the transfer of boarding homes to DSHS by E2SSB 6544, chapter 272, Laws of 1998, the contract rules for boarding homes, originally scheduled to be opened October 1997, have not been opened. They will be incorporated with the review of the boarding home regulations (chapter 388-78A WAC) in July of 1999.
388-15-900, 910, 920, 930 and 388-515-540Being developed to provide guidance and standardize field operations and to notify stakeholders as to PACE program criteria.
388-15-650 through 662To establish client and provider eligibility requirements, care levels, and payment rates for adult health services program.
Chapter 388-15 WAC, Various sectionsStill being reviewed and amended to conform with regulatory improvement guidelines.
Chapter 388-17 WAC, All sectionsStill being reviewed and amended to conform with regulatory improvement guidelines.
Chapter 388-96 WACPotential changes to nursing facility payment system due to legislative mandates.


CHILDREN'S ADMINISTRATION

WAC Chapter or Section NumberPurpose of rule being developed or amended
388-15-130Social Services for families, children, and adults--Child protective services (CPS)--Authority.
388-15-131CPS special requirements for Indian children.
388-15-132CPS acceptance of reports--Eligibility.
388-15-134CPS notification.
388-15-***CPS - new section - rule to review and amend findings of abuse and neglect if appropriate, notification of findings, and appeal process.
388-15-150Child foster care.
388-15-160Adoption services.
388-15-170General and seasonal day care services.
388-15-177Subsidized child care payment - new section to establish maximum child care subsidy rates.
388-15-220Homemaker services.
388-15-570Family reconciliation services.
Chapter 388-24 WACAFDC foster care rules.
Chapter 388-70 WACChild welfare services (CWS) rules.
Chapter 388-73 WACChild care agencies - rules regarding minimum licensing and certification requirements.
Chapter 388-74 WACChild welfare services - rules regarding complaint resolution.
Chapter 388-150 WACRules regarding minimum licensing requirements for child day care centers.
Chapter 388-151 WACRules regarding minimum licensing requirements for school-age child care.
Chapter 388-155 WACRules regarding minimum licensing requirements for family child day care homes.
Chapter 388-160 WACRules regarding minimum licensing requirements for overnight youth shelters.
388-330-010, 020, 030, 035, 040, 050 and 060Rules relating to background inquiries.
388-60-005, 120, 130, 140, 150, 160, 170, 180, 190, 200, 210, 220, 230, 240, 250, 260 Rules relating to domestic violence perpetrator program standards.
440-44-001, 002, 010, 015, 025 and 026Rules relating to fees (i.e. day care centers and mini-day care centers licensing fees; and family day care home licensing fees).
New sectionsIndian child welfare program rules.


ECONOMIC SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

WAC Chapter or Section NumberPurpose of rule being developed or amended
388-***, Child support

To establish fines for failure to comply with certain Division of Child Support notices, liens, inquiries and subpoenas.
Chapter 388-412 WAC, Electronic benefit transferTo include electronic benefit transfer as a method of delivering cash and food assistance benefits.
388-14-490 Child supportTo remove exemptions from employer reporting of new hires and to add new method for such reporting.
388-478-0015 Cash assistance need standardsTo update the cash assistance need standard to reflect the increase in cost of living.
388-***, Child supportTo revise procedures for preparing and serving a support establishment notice.
388-11-315 Child supportTo establish grounds for entry of a temporary support order pending a final order.
Chapter 388-310 WAC, WorkFirst To update WorkFirst program rules.
388-14-450 Child supportTo amend rule to allow a debt adjustment notice and hearing to any parent who receives child support services.
388-290 and related working connections child care programTo improve the integrity of the working connections child care program and to clarify and simplify rules per Executive Order 97-02.
388-478-0055 and related SSI state supplementTo adjust supplemental security income state supplement payments to meet federal and state laws.
388-444-0005, 0020, 0035, 0040 and 0045 Food assistance work programsTo correct and clarify requirements for food assistance work programs.
388-412-***, Food assistance program

388-418-*** and 388-470-***

To correctly reflect federal regulations for food assistance.
388-450-0185 Food assistance programTo clarify existing food stamp rule on dependent care disregard.
Chapter 388-222 WAC, Diversion assistance

Chapter 388-436 WAC, Additional requirements, emergent need and consolidated emergency assistance program

To clarify rules, to modify technical requirements and to remove or substantially reduce agency's administration of the consolidated emergency assistance program.
Chapter 388-470 WAC, ResourcesTo provide more specific information on how resources affect assistance eligibility and to allow additional cash savings accounts.
388-450-0106, 388-450-0116, income allocationTo clarify and meet the standards for regulatory improvement cited in Executive Order 97-02.
388-450-0050 Community jobs--Income rulesTo disregard 50% of the income from community jobs activity in calculating cash grant payments and to meet regulatory improvement standards.


HEALTH AND REHABILITATIVE SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

WAC Chapter or Section NumberPurpose of rule being developed or amended
Chapter 275-25 WACRules relating to county plan for mental health, developmental disabilities.
Chapter 275-26 WACRules relating to community residential services and support.
Chapter 275-27 WACRules relating to services for the Division of Developmental Disabilities.
Chapter 275-31 WACRules relating to program options for the Division of Developmental Disabilities.
Chapter 275-38 WACRules relating to ICF/MR program and reimbursement system.
Chapter 275-41 WACRules relating to work programs for residents of residential habilitation centers in the Division of Developmental Disabilities.
Chapter 388-240 WAC, Alcohol/drug programsUpdate rules for public assistance for how clients receive detoxification services and ADATSA services. Review outpatient limits.
Chapter 440-25 WAC,

Administration of chemical dependency services

Update rules relating to planning, contracting, and provision of chemical dependency treatment and prevention services by and through counties.
Chapter 490-500 WACRules relating to vocational rehabilitation and services for individuals with disabilities.


JUVENILE REHABILITATION ADMINISTRATION

WAC Chapter or Section NumberPurpose of rule being developed or amended
Chapter 275-47 WAC, Collection of costs of support, treatment, and confinement of juveniles under RCW 13.40.220To review the chapter and make any necessary amendments based on requirements of the executive order.
WAC 275-37-020 Rated bed capacityTo review the WAC and make necessary amendments or repeal based on requirements of the executive order.


MANAGEMENT SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

WAC Chapter or Section NumberPurpose of rule being developed or amended
WAC 388-320-010 through 240Review and amend rules relating to public disclosure.
WAC 388-08-410, 413, 437, 440, 464, 470, 515, 555, 575, and 388-320-460Review and amend rules relating to adjudicative proceedings.

MEDICAL ASSISTANCE ADMINISTRATION

WAC Chapter or Section NumberPurpose of rule being developed or amended
Chapter 388-86 WAC

To comply with the Regulatory Improvement criteria of the Governor's Executive Order.
Chapter 388-87 WACTo comply with the Regulatory Improvement criteria of the Governor's Executive Order.
Chapter 388-501 WACTo comply with the Regulatory Improvement criteria of the Governor's Executive Order.
Chapter 388-505 WAC

To comply with the Regulatory Improvement criteria of the Governor's Executive Order.
Chapter 388-511 WAC

To comply with the Regulatory Improvement criteria of the Governor's Executive Order.
Chapter 388-512 WAC

To comply with the Regulatory Improvement criteria of the Governor's Executive Order.
Chapter 388-533 WAC

To comply with the Regulatory Improvement criteria of the Governor's Executive Order.
Chapter 388-538 WAC

To comply with the Regulatory Improvement criteria of the Governor's Executive Order
Chapter 388-552 WAC

Rules are being developed to outline eligibility requirements, requirements for providers, covered items and services, and reimbursement methodology.
Chapter 388-xxx WAC, Infusion, parenteral, enteral therapyTo establish in rule MAA policy.
Note: This agenda is subject to change based on statutory requirements and priorities resulting from the 1999 legislative session.

Marie Myerchin-Redifer

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

Washington State Code Reviser's Office