WSR 06-16-074



(Aging and Disability Services Administration)

[ Filed July 28, 2006, 2:55 p.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 06-10-030.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 388-825-560 What department restrictions apply to FSP?

Hearing Location(s): Blake Office Park East, Rose Room, 4500 10th Avenue S.E., Lacey, WA 98503 (one block north of the intersection of Pacific Avenue S.E. and Alhadeff Lane, behind Goodyear Tire. A map or directions are available at or by calling (360) 664-6097), on September 5, 2006, at 10:00 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: Not earlier than September 6, 2006.

Submit Written Comments to: DSHS Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 45850, Olympia, WA 98504, delivery 4500 10th Avenue S.E., Lacey, WA 98503, e-mail, fax (360) 664-6185, by 5:00 p.m. on September 5, 2006.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Stephanie Schiller, DSHS Rules Consultant, by September 1, 2006, TTY (360) 664-6178 or (360) 664-6097 or by e-mail at

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: These rules are necessary to amend the rules implementing ESSB 6090, section 205 (1)(e), 2005-2007 conference budget (chapter 518, Laws of 2005), which established a flexible family support pilot program for families who are providing care and support for family members with developmental disabilities. The family support pilot program is funded through June 30, 2007. These amendments will allow the reimbursement to parents who have purchased necessary goods or services.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: See above.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 71A.12.030, 71A.12.040.

Statute Being Implemented: Title 71A RCW.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Name of Proponent: Department of social and health services, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Steve Brink, 640 Woodland Square Loop S.E., Lacey, WA 98503-1045, P.O. Box 45310, Olympia, WA 98507-5310, e-mail, (360) 725-3416; Implementation: Shirley Everard, 640 Woodland Square Loop S.E., Lacey, WA 98503-1045, P.O. Box 45310, Olympia, WA 98507-5310, e-mail, (360) 725-3444; and Enforcement: Doug Washburn, 640 Woodland Square Loop S.E., Lacey, WA 98503-1045, P.O. Box 45310, Olympia, WA 98507-5310, e-mail, (360) 724-3452 [725-3452].

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. These rules do not impact small businesses.

A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. This rule is interpretive that sets forth the agency's interpretation of statutory provisions and is therefore exempt from a cost-benefit analysis pursuant to RCW 34.05.328 (5)(c)(iii).

July 27, 2006

Andy Fernando, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 06-06-040, filed 2/23/06, effective 3/26/06)

WAC 388-825-560   What department restrictions apply to FSP?   The following department restrictions apply to FSP:

(1) FSP services are authorized only after you have accessed what is available to you under Medicaid, and any other private health insurance plan, school or child development services.

(2) All FSP service payments must be agreed to by DDD and the client in a written service plan.

(3) The department will contract directly with a service provider((s)), or a parent for the reimbursement of goods or services purchased by the parent. FSP funding cannot be authorized for services or treatments determined by the department to be experimental.

(4) Your choice of qualified providers and services is limited to the most cost effective option that meets your assessed need.

(5) Respite care cannot be a replacement for child care while the parent or guardian is at work regardless of the age of the child.

(6) The department shall not authorize a birth parent, adoptive parent, stepparent or any other primary caregiver or their spouse living in the same household with the client to provide respite, nursing, therapy or counseling services.

(7) FSP will not pay for conference registrations.

(8) FSP will not pay for behavior management/counseling procedures, modifications, or equipment that are restrictive.

(9) FSP will not pay for services provided after the death of the eligible client. Payment may occur after the date of death, but not the service.

(10) FSP will not pay for employment services if you are under age twenty-one or are designated to receive DDD funded transition services.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 71A.12.040, Title 71A RCW and 2005 c 518 205 (1)(e). 06-06-040, 388-825-560, filed 2/23/06, effective 3/26/06.]

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