WSR 09-20-004

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Disability Services Administration)

[ Filed September 24, 2009, 9:33 a.m. , effective October 25, 2009 ]


Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

Purpose: The purpose of these rules is to provide rules governing the process division of developmental disabilities (DDD) uses to determine the number of respite-hours clients may receive annually when they are approved to receive companion home services. Use of a standardized tool will promote consistency in service determination so that clients with similar assessed support needs receive similar levels of service.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 388-829C-230.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 71A.12.010 and 71A.12.030.

Other Authority: Title 71A RCW.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 09-16-087 on August 3, 2009.

A final cost-benefit analysis is available by contacting Mark Eliason, 640 Woodland Square Loop S.E., Lacey, WA 98504, phone (360) 725-2517, fax (360) 407-0955, e-mail eliasmr@dshs.wa.gov.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 4, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 4, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: September 23, 2009.

Susan N. Dreyfus

Secretary

4125.3
NEW SECTION
WAC 388-828-5990   How does DDD determine your unadjusted respite assessment level if DDD has authorized you to receive companion home services per chapter 388-829C WAC?   DDD determines your unadjusted respite assessment level for companion home services using the following table:


If your Protective Supervision Support Level is: And your behavioral acuity level is: Then your unadjusted respite assessment level is:
0 None 1
0 Low 1
0 Medium 2
0 High 2
1 None 1
1 Low 1
1 Medium 2
1 High 3
2 or 3 None 2
2 or 3 Low 2
2 or 3 Medium 2
2 or 3 High 4
4 None 2
4 Low 2
4 Medium 3
4 High 4
5 None 3
5 Low 3
5 Medium 4
5 High 5
6 None 3
6 Low 3
6 Medium 4
6 High 5

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NEW SECTION
WAC 388-828-6010   How does DDD determine your companion home services support score per chapter 388-829C WAC?  


If your unadjusted respite assessment level for companion home services in WAC 388-828-5990 is: Then your companion home services support score is:
1 98
2 98
3 267
4 436
5 605

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NEW SECTION
WAC 388-828-6011   How does DDD determine the number to use in the adjustment of your companion home services support score?   DDD determines the amount of the adjustment for your companion home services support score using the following table:


If you are authorized to receive companion home services per chapter 388-829C and Your ADL support needs level for the SIS per WAC 388-828-5480
None Low Medium High
Your medical acuity level per WAC 388-828-5700 None 288 288 321 337
Low 288 288 321 337
Medium 288 343 402 443
High 288 443 619 693

Example: If your ADL support needs level is "medium" and your medical acuity level is "medium," the amount of your adjustment is 402.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 388-828-6012   How does DDD determine the number of respite hours you may receive annually if you are receiving companion home services?   DDD determines the number of respite hours you may receive annually by adding your companion home services support score in WAC 388-828-6010 to your adjusted companion home services support score in WAC 388-828-6011.

Example: If your companion home services support score is 267 and adjusted companion home services support rating is 343, the number of respite hours you may receive annually is 610.

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4132.1
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 07-16-102, filed 7/31/07, effective 9/1/07)

WAC 388-829C-230   Are companion home clients eligible to receive respite?   Companion home clients are eligible to receive respite care to provide intermittent relief to the companion home provider. ((The level of respite available to the companion home must be identified in the companion home contract)) The DDD assessment will determine how much respite you can receive per chapter 388-828 WAC.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.30 [71A.12.030] and Title 71A RCW. 07-16-102, 388-829C-230, filed 7/31/07, effective 9/1/07.]

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