WSR 06-17-140

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Disability Services Administration)

[ Filed August 22, 2006, 10:21 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: New WAC 388-513-1367 Hardship waivers for long-term care (LTC) services.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.057, 74.08.090, 74.09.500, 74.09.530, Section 1917 (c)(2)(D) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1396p (c)(2)(d)).

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: DSHS is creating a new WAC explaining the process of hardship waivers for long-term care (LTC) services including notice, time frames, and the process of appeal for adverse action.

Process for Developing New Rule: DSHS welcomes the public to take part in developing the rules. Anyone interested should contact the staff person identified below. At a later date, DSHS will file a proposal with the office of the code reviser with a notice of proposed rule making. A copy of the proposal will be sent to everyone on the mailing list and to 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 Lori Rolley, Financial Policy Analyst, Aging and Disability Services Administration, P.O. Box 45600, Olympia, WA 98504-5600, phone (360) 725-2271, fax (360) 407-7582, e-mail RolleLJ@dshs.wa.gov.

August 22, 2006

Andy Fernando, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

Washington State Code Reviser's Office