WSR 16-19-045
(Washington Apple Health)
[Filed September 14, 2016, 3:57 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Guardianship fees, WAC 182-513-1505 Purpose, 182-513-1510 Definitions, 182-513-1515 Maximum fees and costs, 182-513-1520 Procedure to revise award letter after June 15, 1998, but before September 1, 2003, 182-513-1525 Procedure for allowing fees and costs from client participation after September 1, 2003, and other related rules as appropriate.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 41.05.021, 41.05.160.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: These rules were recently recodified from the department of social and health services, Title 388 WAC (specifically WAC 388-79-010, 388-79-020, 388-79-030, 388-79-040, and 388-79-050) into the health care authority, Title 182 WAC. The health care authority, in coordination with the department of social and health services, is updating these rules, which have not changed since 2003. As part of this review, the agency will consider current fees allowed for establishing and maintaining guardianships for individuals who must participate in the cost of their health care and clarify the procedures used when determining whether fees above the maximum defined in rule may be requested. During the course of this review, the agency may identify additional changes that are required in order to improve clarity or update policy.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: The department of social and health services.
Process for Developing New Rule: The agency welcomes the public to take part in developing this rule. If interested, contact the person identified below to receive an early rule draft to review. After the early review, the agency will send a notice of proposed rule making (CR-102) to everyone receiving this notice and 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 Melinda Froud, Rules and Publications Manager, P.O. Box 42716, Olympia, WA 98504-2716, fax (360) 586-9727, TTY 1-800-848-5429, e-mail
September 14, 2016
Wendy Barcus
Rules Coordinator