WSR 07-22-063



(Aging and Disability Services Administration)

[ Filed November 2, 2007, 8:25 a.m. ]

     Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 388-513-1350 Defining the resource standard and determining resource eligibility for long-term care (LTC) services and 388-513-1380 Determining a client's financial participation in the cost of care for long-term care (LTC) services.

     Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.057, 74.08.090, 74.09.500, and 74.09.530.

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

DSHS is updating the 2008 federal maximum resource standard that increases January 1, 2008. DSHS will include the formula and a link to long-term care standards;
DSHS is updating the 2008 federal maximum maintenance standard that increases January 1, 2008. DSHS will include the formula and a link to the long-term care standards;
Because both standards increase annually, the links to the updated standards will show the updated amounts starting in January 2009 and each year thereafter.
     Other policy changes on these subjects may be incorporated into this rule making. Other WAC chapters may need to be updated as a result of this rule making.

     Process for Developing New Rule: DSHS welcomes the public to take part in developing the rules. Anyone interested should contact the staff person identified below. At a later date, DSHS will file a proposal with the office of the code reviser with a notice of proposed rule making. A copy of the proposal will be sent to everyone on the mailing list and to anyone who requests a copy.

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

November 2, 2007

Stephanie E. Schiller

Rules Coordinator

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