WSR 11-23-152

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Disability Services Administration)

[ Filed November 22, 2011, 9:42 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is adding a new section 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 adding a new section in chapter 388-106 WAC to establish a methodology for how DSHS calculates nursing home comparable home and community based long-term care availability to be used in the nursing home bed need process in Washington state. DSHS is creating this new section for clarification about how it calculates comparable nursing home capacity.

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.

November 21, 2011

Katherine I. Vasquez

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office