SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Disability Services Administration)
Effective Date of Rule: November 1, 2010.
Purpose: Amending rules in chapters 388-71 and 388-106 WAC to implement Governor's Executive Order 10-04 to reduce current year spending by 6.287%. The law creates three classifications of personal care services. Participants will be eligible for either agency managed personal care services or participant managed personal care services based upon their assessed cognitive and decision making abilities. Eligible participants may also choose residential personal care services. The department may authorize exceptions based on the client's health and safety. These rules will not affect the amount, duration, or scope of the personal care services benefit to which the client may be entitled.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 388-71-0500, 388-71-0540, 388-71-0546, 388-106-0010, 388-106-0020, 388-106-0055, 388-106-0600, 388-106-1300, 388-106-1303, and 388-106-1445.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.520.
Other Authority: Governor's Executive Order 10-04.
Under RCW 34.05.350 the agency for good cause finds that immediate adoption, amendment, or repeal of a rule is necessary for the preservation of the public health, safety, or general welfare, and that observing the time requirements of notice and opportunity to comment upon adoption of a permanent rule would be contrary to the public interest.
Reasons for this Finding: State law authorizes and directs the governor to implement across-the-board reductions of allotments of appropriations to avoid a projected cash deficit. Governor's Executive Order 10-04 reduces current year spending by 6.287%, and the department is proposing these amendments to stay within the reduced appropriation.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 2, Amended 10, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 2, Amended 10, Repealed 0.
Date Adopted: October 27, 2010.
Katherine I. Vasquez
Reviser's note: The material contained in this filing exceeded the page-count limitations of WAC 1-21-040 for appearance in this issue of the Register. It will appear in the 10-23 issue of the Register.