WSR 11-20-103

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Disability Services Administration)

[ Filed October 5, 2011, 9:40 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is amending sections in 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 revising WAC 388-106-1200 through 388-106-1230, respite care services, to add language regarding the new tailored caregiver assessment and referral (TCARE) process and clarifying who is eligible to receive respite care services. Also, it is important to clarify that access to respite services is limited to caregivers providing care to adults not already receiving another state or medicaid funded long-term care service.

Process for Developing New Rule: DSHS welcomes the public to take part in developing the rules. Anyone interested should contact the staff person identified below. At a later date, DSHS will file a proposal with the office of the code reviser with a notice of proposed rule making. A copy of the proposal will be sent to everyone on the mailing list and to anyone 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 Angel Sulivan, P.O. Box 45600, Olympia, WA 98504-5600, phone (360) 725-2495, fax (360) 407-7582, TTY (360) 493-2637, e-mail angel.sulivan@dshs.wa.gov.

October 5, 2011

Katherine I. Vasquez

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office