WSR 02-04-096



(Aging and Adult Services Administration)

[ Filed February 5, 2002, 12:42 p.m. ]

     Subject of Possible Rule Making: Amend language within WAC 388-15-202, 388-15-203, 388-71-0430, and 388-71-0450.

     Update references within WAC 388-71-0410, 388-71-0435, 388-71-0440, 388-71-0445, 388-71-0500, 388-71-0515, 388-71-0600, 388-71-0820, 388-76-540, 388-110-020, and other WAC as needed.

     Repeal WAC 388-15-204, 388-110-210, and 388-110-230.

     Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.520, 74.39A.090.

     Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish:

•     Clarify that the requirement of an in-home assessment applies to all recipients of services through the COPES, MPC, and Chore programs.

•     Move WAC sections within chapter 388-15 to 388-71 WAC to comply with the Governor's Executive Order 97-02 and amend necessary references.

•     Repeal obsolete language.

     Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

     Process for Developing New Rule: Aging and Adult Services Administration (AASA) will provide draft language before publishing rules and encourages stakeholders to submit written or verbal comments. When AASA files a notice of proposed rule making, we will notify interested parties of the scheduled hearing to adopt rules and how to submit comments. Draft material and information about how to participate are available by contacting the DSHS representatives identified below.

     Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Brooke Buckingham, Aging and Adult Services Administration, P.O. Box 45600, Olympia, WA 98504-5600, phone (360) 725-2530, fax (360) 438-8633, e-mail

February 1, 2002

Brian H. Lindgren, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

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