SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Disability Services Administration)
Effective Date of Rule: Immediately.
Purpose: The division of developmental disabilities (DDD) has had ongoing discussions with the federal Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and has received approval from CMS to amend its waivers under Section 1915 of the Social Security Act. These amendments also respond to the proposed order and settlement agreement under Boyle v. Arnold-Williams and incorporate the provisions of the letter of agreement between the state of Washington (office of financial management) and the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). Finally these rules are necessary to implement the recommendations in a June 2003 performance audit by the joint legislative audit and review committee.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: See Reviser's Note below.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 71A.12.030, 71A.12.120.
Other Authority: Title 71A RCW.
Under RCW 34.05.350 the agency for good cause finds that state or federal law or federal rule or a federal deadline for state receipt of federal funds requires immediate adoption of a rule.
Reasons for this Finding: These emergency rules extend the emergency rules filed as WSR 07-12-022 as the department proceeds to adopt the rules on a permanent basis. Permanent adoption will occur no later than October 31, 2007.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 6, Amended 50, Repealed 16; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 6, Amended 50, Repealed 16.
Date Adopted: September 18, 2007.
Stephanie E. Schiller
Reviser's note: The material contained in this filing exceeded the page-count limitations of WAC 1-21-040 for appearance in this issue of the Register. It will appear in the 07-21 issue of the Register.