WSR 09-08-052



(Aging and Disability Services Administration)

[ Filed March 25, 2009, 12:54 p.m. ]

     Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is amending chapter 388-515 WAC, Alternate living -- Institutional medical.

     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; Section 1915(c) of the Social Security Act.

     Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: DSHS is amending chapter 388-515 WAC as follows:

Including healthcare for workers with disabilities (HWD) eligibility as one of the eligibility programs for home and community based (HCB) services.
Updating references and changing language for readability.
     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

March 25, 2009

Stephanie E. Schiller

Rules Coordinator

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