WSR 02-20-017



(Aging and Adult Services Administration)

[ Filed September 20, 2002, 1:59 p.m. ]

     Subject of Possible Rule Making: To amend WAC 388-71-0400 through 388-71-0480, and related rules if appropriate.

     Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.520, 74.39.005.

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

What constitutes living with others for clients who receive in-home services from Medicaid personal care, COPES, or chore services.
What services can be authorized when a client lives with another person(s).
The amount of services a person can receive when they live with another person(s).

     Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Division of Developmental Disabilities.

     Process for Developing New Rule: Aging and Adult Services Administration (AASA) will provide draft language before publishing proposed rules and encourage stakeholders to submit 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 formal 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 Sue McDonough, Aging and Adult Services Administration, P.O. Box 45600, Olympia, WA 98504-5600, phone (360) 725-2533, fax (360) 438-8633, e-mail

September 20, 2002

Brian H. Lindgren, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

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