SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Disability Services Administration)
Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 09-13-092.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: The department is amending and creating new sections in chapter 388-106 WAC, Long-term care services.
Hearing Location(s): Blake Office Park East, Rose Room, 4500 10th Avenue S.E., Lacey, WA 98503 (one block north of the intersection of Pacific Avenue S.E. and Alhadeff Lane. A map or directions are available at http://www1.dshs.wa.gov/msa/rpau/docket.html or by calling (360) 664-6094), on February 23, 2010, at 10:00 a.m.
Date of Intended Adoption: Not earlier then February 24, 2010.
Submit Written Comments to: DSHS Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 45850, Olympia, WA 98504-5850, delivery 4500 10th Avenue S.E., Lacey, WA 98503, e-mail DSHSRPAURulesCoordinator@dshs.wa.gov, fax (360) 664-6185, by 5 p.m. on February 23, 2010.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Jennisha Johnson, DSHS rules consultant, by February 9, 2010, TTY (360) 664-6178 or (360) 664-6094 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The department is amending and adopting new rules in chapter 388-106 WAC 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.|
|•||Clarifying what services are available under the New Freedom waiver.|
|•||Updating the role of a designated New Freedom representative to not allow payment as a personal care provider.|
|•||New WAC to address institutionalized participants and their budgets.|
|•||New WAC to address what services are not allowed under New Freedom.|
|•||Adding two applicable definitions for clarity.|
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.520.
Statute Being Implemented: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.520.
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Name of Proponent: Department of social and health services, governmental.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: Karen Fitzharris, P.O. Box 45600, Olympia, WA 98504-5600, (360) 725-2446.
No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. The preparation of a small business economic impact statement is not required, as no new costs will be imposed on small businesses or nonprofits.
A cost-benefit analysis is required under RCW 34.05.328. A preliminary cost-benefit analysis may be obtained by contacting Karen Fitzharris, Home and Community Services, P.O. Box 45600, Olympia, WA 98504-5600, phone (360) 725-2446, fax (360) 407-7582, e-mail Karen.firstname.lastname@example.org.
December 30, 2009
Don Goldsby, Manager
Rules and Policies Assistance Unit
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