WSR 12-10-090

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Disability Services)

[ Filed May 2, 2012, 10:22 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 388-105-0005.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.39A.030 (3)(a).

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: To comply with the budgetary directives put forth by the legislature in ESHB 2127 (2012 supplementary budget), changes will be made to WAC 388-105-0005 including:

May 1: Adult family homes and assisted living facilities contracted to provide assisted living, adult residential care, and enhanced adult residential care will have their rates adjusted to include funding for training costs.

July 1: Adult family homes will have their rates adjusted to include adjusted funding for training costs and a vendor rate increase corresponding to a higher license fee.

Assisted living facilities contracted to provide assisted living, adult residential care, and enhanced adult residential care will have their rates adjusted to include adjusted funding for training costs and a two percent reduction in rates.

Other related sections may be amended as needed.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: By publishing in the Washington State Register: CR-101 Preproposal statement of inquiry; CR-102 Proposed rule making; and CR-103 Rule-making order including a concise explanatory statement. 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 Elizabeth Pashley, phone (360) 725-2447, fax (360) 725-2641, e-mail Pashlel@dshs.wa.gov.

May 2, 2012

Katherine I. Vasquez

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office