PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Disability Services Administration)
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 388-513-1380 Determining a client's 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 amending WAC 388-513-1380:
|•||Regarding the personal needs allowance for individuals receiving a $90 improved pension and those residing in a state veterans' home.|
|•||Updating the language describing the standard shelter allocation. This standard increases every July based on the federal poverty level.|
|•||DSHS may add language to improve readability, and may break this WAC into additional WACs for clarity.|
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 email@example.com.
November 26, 2008
Stephanie E. Schiller