WSR 06-14-033

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Health and Recovery Services Administration

(Aging and Disability Services Administration)

[ Filed June 28, 2006, 9:24 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 388-513-1380 Determining a client's financial participation in the cost of care for long-term care (LT) services.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.057, 74.08.090, 74.09.500, and 74.09.530; 2005-07 revised omnibus operating budget (2006 supplement) (chapter 372, Laws of 2006).

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: DSHS is making changes to the language, clarifying the rules, indicating the formulas for standard increases used in determining long-term care (LTC) services. DSHS is increasing the personal needs standard (PNA) to $53.68 for individuals residing in medical institutions effective July 1, 2006.

Process for Developing New Rule: The department invites the interested public to review and provide input on the draft language of this rule. Draft material and information about how to participate may be obtained from the department representative listed below.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Lori Rolley, P.O. Box 45534, Olympia, WA 98504-5534, (360) 725-1304, rollelj@dshs.wa.gov, fax (360) 664-0910.

June 23, 2006

Andy Fernando, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

Washington State Code Reviser's Office