WSR 99-24-084

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Adult Services Administration)

(Office of Rates Management)

[ Filed November 30, 1999, 10:17 a.m. ]

Date of Adoption: November 30, 1999.

Purpose: To implement the changes required by ESSHB 1484, chapter 353, Laws of 1999, Medicaid payment - nursing facilities and ESSB 5967, chapter 376, Laws of 1999, Nursing home bed ratio and funds.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 388-96-010, 388-96-202, 388-96-218, 388-96-384, 388-96-559, 388-96-565, 388-96-572, 388-96-585, 388-96-708, 388-96-709, 388-96-710, 388-96-718, 388-96-723, 388-96-724, 388-96-725, 388-96-726, 388-96-766, 388-96-767, 388-96-771, and 388-96-776.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 74.46 RCW as amended by E2SHB 1484, section 11 and 12.

Other Authority: ESSB 5967, chapter 376, Laws of 1999 Sec. 3. amending 1999.c... (ESSB 5180) s 207.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 99-19-024 on September 7, 1999.

Changes Other than Editing from Proposed to Adopted Version: Proposed amendment to WAC 388-96-585 (2)(c) has been withdrawn.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 4, Amended 20, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 4, Amended 20, Repealed 0. Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

November 30, 1999

Marie Myerchin-Redifer, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

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