PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Disability Services Administration)
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Adding and amending sections in chapter 388-106 WAC, Long-term care services, other WAC chapters may be opened as needed.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.08.090, chapters 74.39, 74.39A RCW.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Rules are needed to clarify:
|What may change the maximum number of hours a long-term care client can receive for in-home personal care services;
|What may change the maximum payment rate that will be paid for residential personal care services; and
|A client's administrative hearing rights if in-home personal care hours or increased residential payment rate approved as an exception to rule is reduced or terminated.
Process for Developing New Rule: DSHS welcomes the public to take part in developing these rules. Draft material and information about how to participate may be obtained from the department representative listed below. At a later date, DSHS will file the proposed rule with the office of the code reviser with a notice of proposed rule making, and send the proposal to everyone currently on the mailing list and anyone else 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 Tiffany Sevruk, Home and Community Services Division, P.O. Box 45600, Olympia, WA 98504-5600, phone (360) 725-2538, fax (360) 407-7582, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 15, 2006
Andy Fernando, Manager
Rules and Policies Assistance Unit