SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Disability Services Administration)
Effective Date of Rule: Immediately.
Purpose: This rule amendment is necessary to implement 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. The proposed rule-making document for permanent adoption, WSR 06-16-074, was filed on July 28, 2006, and the public hearing is scheduled for September 5, 2006.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 388-825-560.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 71A.12.030, 71A.12.040.
Other Authority: Section 205 (1)(e), chapter 518, Laws of 2005; Title 71A RCW.
Under RCW 34.05.350 the agency for good cause finds that immediate adoption, amendment, or repeal of a rule is necessary for the preservation of the public health, safety, or general welfare, and that observing the time requirements of notice and opportunity to comment upon adoption of a permanent rule would be contrary to the public interest.
Reasons for this Finding: Emergency rules are needed [to] preserve the public general welfare to comply with the intent of the legislature's directive in section 205 (1)(e), chapter 518, Laws of 2005, to preserve and improve the welfare of families of persons with developmental disabilities by providing family support pilot program services. The original rules failed to allow reimbursement to parents who have purchased necessary goods or services that are not available through an existing contract. The proposed rule-making document for permanent adoption, WSR 06-16-074, was filed on July 28, 2006, and the public hearing is scheduled for September 5, 2006.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Date Adopted: August 28, 2006.
Andy Fernando, Manager
Rules and Policies Assistance Unit3662.1
(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
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.]