WSR 16-01-049
[Filed December 10, 2015, 9:53 a.m.]
Notice of Interpretive or Policy Statement
In accordance with RCW 34.05.230(12), following is a list of policy and interpretive statements issued by the department of social and health services.
Aging and Long-Term Support Administration
Division of Home and Community Services (HCS) And
Developmental Disabilities Administration
Document Title: Public Notice.
Subject: Public comment period on the revised statewide transition plan for compliance with federal Home and Community-Based Settings (HCBS) rules.
Effective Date: January 15, 2016.
Document Description: A final federal rule, 42 C.F.R. 441.301 (c)(4)(5) and 441.710 (a)(1)(2), published in January 2014, created requirements for home and community-based settings in medicaid programs operated under sections 1915(c), (i), and (k) of the Social Security Act. The requirements support opportunities for clients to maximize access to the benefits of community living and to receive services in the most integrated setting for home and community-based program participants. DSHS conducted an assessment of settings where medicaid funded home and community-based services are provided, developed a statewide HCBS transition plan, posted the plan for public input, and provided the statewide transition plan to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on March 11, 2015. The statewide HCBS transition plan has been updated and revised based on CMS and stakeholder feedback.
To view the revised statewide transition plan, please visit the DSHS web site at
DSHS welcomes all comments on the revised statewide transition plan. Comments may be submitted through February 15, 2016.
For a copy of the revised statewide HCBS transition plan, or to submit comments, contact Barbara Hanneman, HCS Program Manager, P.O. Box 45600, phone (360) 725-2525, TDD/TTY (360) 438-2637, fax (360) 586-9727, e-mail, web site