SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Disability Services Administration)
Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
Purpose: The department is adopting new WAC 388-106-0250, 388-106-0255, 388-106-0260, and 388-106-0265 under a new section entitled "roads to community living." These rules describe the project, eligibility, and time-limited nature of demonstration project services under the "money follows the person" grant.
Roads to community living (RCL) is a demonstration project, funded by a five-year "money follows the person" grant authorized under Section 6071 of the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 (P.L. 109-171).
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.520.
Other Authority: Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 (P.L. 109-171).
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 08-13-076 on June 16, 2008.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 4, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 4, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Date Adopted: August 26, 2008.
Stephanie E. Schiller
(2) To be eligible, the department must assess your needs in CARE and you must:
(a) Have a continuous six months or longer stay in a qualified institutional setting (hospital, nursing home, residential habilitation center);
(b) Be Medicaid eligible for at least thirty days prior to discharge from the institutional setting;
(c) Intend to move to a qualified community setting (home, apartment, licensed residential setting with four or less unrelated individuals); and
(d) Not be able to move into a qualified community setting using available long-term care resources.
(3) When you are discharged to a qualified community setting, you are eligible for continuous Medicaid coverage until your RCL services end.