WSR 06-16-075

PROPOSED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Disability Services Administration)

[ Filed July 28, 2006, 2:58 p.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 06-11-060.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 388-825-120 When can I appeal department decisions through an administrative hearing process?

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 http://www1.dshs.wa.gov/msa/rpau/docket.html 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 fernaax@dshs.wa.gov, 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 schilse@dshs.wa.gov.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The purpose of this rule is to clarify that a client has the right to an administrative hearing if the department reduces or terminates services that were previously authorized through an exception to rule.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: See above.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 71A.12.030.

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 brinksc@dshs.wa.gov, (360) 725-3416; Implementation and Enforcement: Sue Poltl, 640 Woodland Square Loop S.E., Lacey, WA 98503-1045, P.O. Box 45310, Olympia, WA 98507-5310, e-mail poltlse@dshs.wa.gov, (360) 724-3454 [725-3454].

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. This rule does not impact small businesses.

A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. This rule is not a significant rule as defined in RCW 34.05.328 (5)(c)(iii).

July 26, 2006

Andy Fernando, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

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AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 05-17-135, filed 8/19/05, effective 9/19/05)

WAC 388-825-120   When can I appeal department decisions through an administrative hearing process?   (1) Administrative hearings are governed by the Administrative Procedure Act (chapter 34.05 RCW), RCW 71A.10.050, the rules in this chapter and by chapter 388-02 WAC. If any provision in this chapter conflicts with chapter 388-02 WAC or WAC 388-440-0001(3), the provision in this chapter shall prevail.

(2) A client, former client, or applicant acting on the applicant's own behalf or through an authorized representative has the right to an administrative hearing.

(3) You have the right to an administrative hearing to dispute the following department actions:

(a) Authorization, denial, reduction, or termination of services;

(b) Reduction or termination of a service that was initially approved through an exception to rule;

(c) Authorization, denial, or termination of eligibility;

(((c))) (d) Authorization, denial, reduction, or termination of payment of SSP authorized by DDD set forth in chapter 388-827 WAC;

(((d))) (e) Admission or readmission to, or discharge from, a residential habilitation center;

(((e))) (f) Refusal to abide by your request not to send notices to any other person;

(((f))) (g) Refusal to comply with your request to consult only with you;

(((g))) (h) A decision to move you to a different type of residential service;

(((h))) (i) Denial or termination of the provider of your choice or the denial of payment for any reason listed in WAC 388-825-375 through 388-825-390;

(((i))) (j) An unreasonable delay to act on an application for eligibility or service;

(((j))) (k) A claim the client, former client, or applicant owes an overpayment debt.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 71A.12.120. 05-17-135, 388-825-120, filed 8/19/05, effective 9/19/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 71A.10.020 and 2002 c 371. 04-02-014, 388-825-120, filed 12/29/03, effective 1/29/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.16.010, 71A.16.030, 71A.12.030, chapter 71A.20 RCW, RCW 72.01.090, and 72.33.125. 02-16-014, 388-825-120, filed 7/25/02, effective 8/25/02; 99-19-104, recodified as 388-825-120, filed 9/20/99, effective 9/20/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.16.020. 91-17-005 (Order 3230), 275-27-500, filed 8/9/91, effective 9/9/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 34.05.220 (1)(a) and 71.12.030 [71A.12.030]. 90-04-074 (Order 2997), 275-27-500, filed 2/5/90, effective 3/1/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 71.20.070. 86-18-049 (Order 2418), 275-27-500, filed 8/29/86. Statutory Authority: RCW 72.33.161. 84-15-038 (Order 2122), 275-27-500, filed 7/13/84. Statutory Authority: RCW 72.01.090, 72.33.040, 72.33.125 and 72.33.165. 78-04-033 (Order 1280), 275-27-500, filed 3/16/78; Order 1143, 275-27-500, filed 8/11/76.]

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