WSR 09-01-140

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Disability Services Administration)

[ Filed December 22, 2008, 5:53 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Amending and repealing sections in chapter 388-71 WAC, Home and community services and programs and chapter 388-106 WAC, Long-term care services.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.520.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: DSHS is repealing rules and removing references to adult day health in chapters 388-71 and 388-106 WAC. The department is starting the rule-making process in preparation for elimination of adult day health, which will no longer be offered as a medicaid service due to budget restrictions.

Other policy changes that arise during this rule making may be incorporated. 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 these rules. Draft material and information about how to participate may be obtained from the department representative listed below. At a later date, DSHS will file the proposed rules with the office of code reviser with a notice of proposed rule making and send the proposal to everyone currently on the mailing list and anyone else 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 Tiffany Sevruk, P.O. Box 45600, Olympia, WA 98504-5600, phone (360) 725-2538, fax (360) 438-8633, TTY (360) 493-2637, e-mail sevruta@dshs.wa.gov.

December 19, 2008

Stephanie E. Schiller

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office