WSR 06-17-070



(Aging and Disability Services Administration)

[ Filed August 11, 2006, 11:47 a.m. ]

     Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 388-513-1380 Determining a client's financial participation in the cost of care for long-term care (LTC) services. This filing replaces the notice filed as WSR 06-14-033.

     Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.057, 74.08.090, 74.09.500, 74.09.530; chapter 372, Laws of 2006 (2005-07 Revised Omnibus Operating Budget - 2006 Supplement); 42 C.F.R. 435.725 and 42 C.F.R. 435.726.

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

•     DSHS is making changes to the language, clarifying the rules, indicating the formulas for standard increases used in determining long-term care (LTC) services.

•     DSHS is increasing the personal needs allowance (PNA) standard to $53.68 for individuals residing in medical institutions effective July 1, 2006.

•     DSHS will be adding language to state that the deduction for medical and remedial care expenses that were incurred as the result of imposition of assets penalty period is limited to zero.

     Process for Developing New Rule: The department invites the interested public to review and provide input on the draft language of this rule. Draft material and information about how to participate may be obtained from the department representative listed below.

     Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Lori Rolley, P.O. Box 45600, Olympia, WA 98504-5600, (360) 725-2271,, fax (360) 407-7582.

Andy Fernando, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

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