WSR 11-03-081

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Disability Services Administration)

[ Filed January 18, 2011, 2:57 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 388-71 WAC, Home and community services and programs and 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: The department is 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 percent. Amendments may include rate reductions, personal care hour reductions, and changes in eligibility for agency managed personal care.

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 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, phone (360) 725-2538, fax (360) 407-7582, TTY (360) 493-2637, e-mail tiffany.sevruk@dshs.wa.gov.

January 18, 2011

Katherine I. Vasquez

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office