WSR 09-13-092



(Aging and Disability Services Administration)

[ Filed June 16, 2009, 3:06 p.m. ]

     Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is amending 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 amending WAC 388-106-1445 and 388-106-1455 as follows:

Updating how the individual budget amount is calculated after the new freedom participant is assigned a classification as a result of an assessment performed in CARE.
Updating how unused funds from new freedom individual budgets will be maintained and/or returned to the department.

     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 the 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) 407-7582, TTY (360) 493-2637, e-mail

June 16, 2009

Stephanie E. Schiller

Rules Coordinator

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