SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Disability Services Administration)
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.
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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 4, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 4, Amended 1, Repealed 0.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
|If your Protective Supervision Support Level is:||And your behavioral acuity level is:||Then your unadjusted respite assessment level is:|
|2 or 3||None||2|
|2 or 3||Low||2|
|2 or 3||Medium||2|
|2 or 3||High||4|
|If your unadjusted respite assessment level for companion home services in WAC 388-828-5990 is:||Then your companion home services support score is:|
|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|
|Your medical acuity level per WAC 388-828-5700||None||288||288||321||337|
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.
[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.]