WSR 02-18-082

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Adult Services Administration)

[ Filed August 30, 2002, 4:25 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Amendments to WAC 388-71-0805, 388-71-0810, 388-71-0815, 388-71-0820 and 388-71-0840 to clarify PACE (program for all-inclusive care for the elderly) requirements, add specific additional options under PACE rules, and make other amendments as necessary.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.04.057, 74.08.090, 74.09.520.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: To clarify PACE requirements, add additional options under PACE rules, and make other amendments as necessary.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: These rules affect the departments' Division of Alcohol and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Division. Both divisions will be included in determining these amendments.

Process for Developing New Rule: Through regular meetings and review drafts. DSHS welcomes the public to take part in developing the amendments. Anyone interested in participating should contact the staff person indicated below. At a later date, DSHS will file proposed rules with the Office of the Code Reviser with a notice of proposed rule making, and send a copy to everyone currently on the mailing list and anyone else 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 Kristi Olson, Department of Social and Health Services, Home and Community Services Division, P.O. Box 45600, Olympia, WA 98504-5600, phone (360) 725-2537, fax (360) 438-8633, e-mail olsonkl2@dshs.wa.gov.

August 30, 2002

Brian H. Lindgren, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

Washington State Code Reviser's Office