WSR 02-21-098

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Adult Services Administration)

[ Filed October 21, 2002, 4:50 p.m. ]

Date of Adoption: October 21, 2002.

Purpose: To (1) amend and move remaining home and community services rules in chapter 388-15 WAC into chapter 388-71 WAC; (2) clarify that the requirement of an in-home assessment applies to all recipients of services through the COPES (community options program entry system), MPC (Medicaid personal care), and chore programs; (3) update WAC and RCW cross references in other HCS rules; and (4) repeal rules in chapters 388-15 and 388-110 WAC that are now obsolete or redundant. The following new rules are being adopted by this order: WAC 388-71-0194 Home and community services -- Nursing services, 388-71-0202 Long-term care services -- Definitions, 388-71-0203 Long-term care services -- Assessment of task self-performance and determination of required assistance, and 388-71-0205 Long-term care services -- Service plan.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 388-15-194, 388-15-202, 388-15-203, 388-15-204, 388-15-205, 388-110-210, 388-110-230 and 388-110-250; and amending WAC 388-71-0410, 388-71-0430, 388-71-0435, 388-71-0445, 388-71-0450, 388-71-0500, 388-71-0515, 388-71-0600, 388-76-540, and 388-110-020.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.520.

Other Authority: RCW 74.39A.090.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 02-16-080 on August 6, 2002.

Changes Other than Editing from Proposed to Adopted Version: None, editorial changes only.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 8.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 4, Amended 10, Repealed 8.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 4, Amended 10, Repealed 8.
Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

October 18, 2002

Brian H. Lindgren, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

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 02-22 issue of the Register.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office