WSR 09-01-153

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Disability Services Administration)

[ Filed December 22, 2008, 2:39 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 388-105-0005 The daily medicaid payment rates for clients assessed using the comprehensive assessment reporting evaluation (CARE) tool and that reside in adult family homes (AFH) and boarding homes contracted to provide assisted living (AL), adult residential care (ARC), and enhanced adult residential care (EARC) services; and 388-105-0045 Bed or unit hold -- Medicaid resident discharged for a hospital or nursing home stay from an adult family home (AFH) or a boarding home contracted to provide adult residential care (ARC), enhanced adult residential care (EARC), or assisted living services (AL).

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.39.030 and 18.20.290.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department may reduce rates for home and community residential providers.

Boarding home and adult family home contractors must notify the department within one working day whenever the resident is discharged for more than twenty-four hours on medical leave to a nursing home or hospital.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

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 Patricia Hague, P.O. Box 45600, Mailstop 45600, Olympia, WA 98504-5600, phone (360) 725-2447, fax (360) 725-2641, e-mail haguepe@dshs.wa.gov.

December 19, 2008

Stephanie E. Schiller

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office