WSR 13-06-006

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Disability Services Administration)

[ Filed February 22, 2013, 10:09 a.m. , effective February 24, 2013 ]


Effective Date of Rule: February 24, 2013.

Purpose: The department is amending and clarifying rules to revise the assessment process for allocating personal care hours as a result of the Washington state supreme court decision in Samantha A. v. Department of Social and Health Services. The department is in the process of adopting these rules as permanent rules. Authorization for additional personal care hours for clients who have off-site laundry and/or are living more than forty-five minutes from essential services is reinstated.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 388-106-0010 and 388-106-0130.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.520.

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; that state or federal law or federal rule or a federal deadline for state receipt of federal funds requires immediate adoption of a rule; and that in order to implement the requirements or reductions in appropriations enacted in any budget for fiscal year 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 or 2013, which necessitates the need for the immediate adoption, amendment, or repeal of a rule, and that observing the time requirements of notice and opportunity to comment upon adoption of a permanent rule would be contrary to the fiscal needs or requirements of the agency.

Reasons for this Finding: The department is proceeding with the permanent rule process. The department filed a CR-101 as WSR 12-20-076 on October 3, 2012, and is continuing to work with internal stakeholders to clarify the language. This emergency reflects some of that language.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 2, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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 0, Amended 0, 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 0, Amended 2, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: February 21, 2013.

Katherine I. Vasquez

Rules Coordinator

4349.6
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 11-22-043, filed 10/27/11, effective 11/27/11)

WAC 388-106-0010   What definitions apply to this chapter?   "Ability to make self understood" means how you make yourself understood to those closest to you; express or communicate requests, needs, opinions, urgent problems and social conversations, whether in speech, writing, sign language, symbols, or a combination of these including use of a communication board or keyboard:

(a) Understood: You express ideas clearly;

(b) Usually understood: You have difficulty finding the right words or finishing thoughts, resulting in delayed responses, or you require some prompting to make self understood;

(c) Sometimes understood: You have limited ability, but are able to express concrete requests regarding at least basic needs (e.g. food, drink, sleep, toilet);

(d) Rarely/never understood((.)): At best, understanding is limited to caregiver's interpretation of client specific sounds or body language (e.g. indicated presence of pain or need to toilet((.)));

(e) Age appropriate: Proficiency in the identified task is not expected of a child that age and a child that age would require assistance with the task with or without a functional disability. Refer to the developmental milestones table in WAC 388-106-0130.

"Activities of daily living (ADL)" means the following:

(a) Bathing: How you take a full-body bath/shower, sponge bath, and transfer in/out of tub/shower.

(b) Bed mobility: How you move to and from a lying position, turn side to side, and position your body while in bed, in a recliner, or other type of furniture.

(c) Body care: How you perform with passive range of motion, applications of dressings and ointments or lotions to the body and pedicure to trim toenails and apply lotion to feet. In adult family homes, contracted assisted living, enhanced adult residential care, and enhanced adult residential care-specialized dementia care facilities, dressing changes using clean technique and topical ointments must be performed by a licensed nurse or through nurse delegation in accordance with chapter 246-840 WAC. Body care excludes:

(i) Foot care if you are diabetic or have poor circulation; or

(ii) Changing bandages or dressings when sterile procedures are required.

(d) Dressing: How you put on, fasten, and take off all items of clothing, including donning/removing prosthesis.

(e) Eating: How you eat and drink, regardless of skill. Eating includes any method of receiving nutrition, e.g., by mouth, tube or through a vein.

(f) Locomotion in room and immediate living environment: How you move between locations in your room and immediate living environment. If you are in a wheelchair, locomotion includes how self-sufficient you are once in your wheelchair.

(g) Locomotion outside of immediate living environment including outdoors: How you move to and return from more distant areas. If you are living in a boarding home or nursing facility (NF), this includes areas set aside for dining, activities, etc. If you are living in your own home or in an adult family home, locomotion outside immediate living environment including outdoors, includes how you move to and return from a patio or porch, backyard, to the mailbox, to see the next-door neighbor, etc.

(h) Walk in room, hallway and rest of immediate living environment: How you walk between locations in your room and immediate living environment.

(i) Medication management: Describes the amount of assistance, if any, required to receive medications, over the counter preparations or herbal supplements.

(j) Toilet use: How you use the toilet room, commode, bedpan, or urinal, transfer on/off toilet, cleanse, change pad, manage ostomy or catheter, and adjust clothes.

(k) Transfer: How you move between surfaces, i.e., to/from bed, chair, wheelchair, standing position. Transfer does not include how you move to/from the bath, toilet, or vehicle.

(l) Personal hygiene: How you maintain personal hygiene, including combing hair, brushing teeth, shaving, applying makeup, washing/drying face, hands (including nail care), and perineum (menses care). Personal hygiene does not include hygiene in baths and showers.

"Age appropriate" Proficiency in the identified task is not expected of a child that age and a child that age would require assistance with the task with or without a functional disability. Refer to the developmental milestones table in WAC 388-106-0130.

"Aged person" means a person sixty-five years of age or older.

"Agency provider" means a licensed home care agency or a licensed home health agency having a contract to provide long-term care personal care services to you in your own home.

"Application" means a written request for medical assistance or long-term care services submitted to the department by the applicant, the applicant's authorized representative, or, if the applicant is incompetent or incapacitated, someone acting responsibly for the applicant. The applicant must submit the request on a form prescribed by the department.

"Assessment details" means a summary of information that the department entered into the CARE assessment describing your needs.

"Assessment or reassessment" means an inventory and evaluation of abilities and needs based on an in-person interview in your own home or your place of residence, using CARE.

"Assistance available" means the amount of ((informal support)) assistance available for a task if ((the need)) status is coded:

(a) Partially met due to availability of other support; or

(b) Shared benefit. The department determines the amount of the assistance available using one of four categories:

(((a))) (i) Less than one-fourth of the time;

(((b))) (ii) One-fourth to one-half of the time;

(((c))) (iii) Over one-half of the time to three-fourths of the time; or

(((d))) (iv) Over three-fourths but not all of the time.

"Assistance with body care" means you need assistance with:

(a) Application of ointment or lotions;

(b) Trimming of toenails;

(c) Dry bandage changes; or

(d) Passive range of motion treatment.

"Assistance with medication management" means you need assistance managing your medications. You are scored as:

(a) Independent if you remember to take medications as prescribed and manage your medications without assistance.

(b) Assistance required if you need assistance from a nonlicensed provider to facilitate your self-administration of a prescribed, over the counter, or herbal medication, as defined in chapter 246-888 WAC. Assistance required includes reminding or coaching you, handing you the medication container, opening the container, using an enabler to assist you in getting the medication into your mouth, alteration of a medication for self-administration, and placing the medication in your hand. This does not include assistance with intravenous or injectable medications. You must be aware that you are taking medications.

(c) Self-directed medication assistance/administration if you are a person with a functional disability who is capable of and who chooses to self-direct your medication assistance/administration.

(d) Must be administered if you must have medications placed in your mouth or applied or instilled to your skin or mucus membrane. Administration must either be performed by a licensed professional or delegated by a registered nurse to a qualified caregiver (per chapter 246-840 WAC). Intravenous or injectable medications may never be delegated. Administration may also be performed by a family member or unpaid caregiver if facility licensing regulations allow.

"Authorization" means an official approval of a departmental action, for example, a determination of client eligibility for service or payment for a client's long-term care services.

"Blind person" means a person determined blind as described under WAC 388-511-1105 by the division of disability determination services of the medical assistance administration.

"Categorically needy" means the status of a person who is eligible for medical care under Title XIX of the Social Security Act. See WAC 388-475-0100 and chapter 388-513 WAC.

"Child" means an individual less than eighteen years of age.

"Chronic care management" means programs that provide care management and coordination activities for medical assistance clients receiving long-term care services and supports determined to be at risk for high medical costs.

"Health action plan" means an individual plan which identifies health-related problems, interventions and goals.

"Client" means an applicant for service or a person currently receiving services from the department.

"Current" means a behavior occurred within seven days of the CARE assessment date, including the day of the assessment. Behaviors that the department designates as current must include information about:

(a) Whether the behavior is easily altered or not easily altered; and

(b) The frequency of the behavior.

"Decision making" means your ability and actual performance in making everyday decisions about tasks or activities of daily living. The department determines whether you are:

(a) Independent: Decisions about your daily routine are consistent and organized; reflecting your lifestyle, choices, culture, and values.

(b) Modified independence/difficulty in new situations: You have an organized daily routine, are able to make decisions in familiar situations, but experience some difficulty in decision making when faced with new tasks or situations.

(c) Moderately impaired/poor decisions; unaware of consequences: Your decisions are poor and you require reminders, cues and supervision in planning, organizing and correcting daily routines. You attempt to make decisions, although poorly.

(d) Severely impaired/no or few decisions: Decision making is severely impaired; you never/rarely make decisions.

(e) Age appropriate: Proficiency in the identified task is not expected of a child that age and a child that age would require assistance with the task with or without a functional disability. Refer to the developmental milestones table in WAC 388-106-0130.

"Department" means the state department of social and health services, aging and disability services administration or its designee.

"Designee" means area agency on aging.

"Developmental milestones table" is a chart showing the age range for which proficiency in the identified task is not expected of a child and assistance with the task would be required whether or not the child has a functional disability.

"Difficulty" means how difficult it is or would be for you to perform an instrumental activity of daily living (IADL). This is assessed as:

(a) No difficulty in performing the activity;

(b) Some difficulty in performing the activity (e.g., you need some help, are very slow, or fatigue easily); or

(c) Great difficulty in performing the activity (e.g., little or no involvement in the activity is possible).

"Disabling condition" means you have a medical condition which prevents you from self performance of personal care tasks without assistance.

"Estate recovery" means the department's process of recouping the cost of medicaid and long-term care benefit payments from the estate of the deceased client. See chapter 388-527 WAC.

"Home health agency" means a licensed:

(a) Agency or organization certified under medicare to provide comprehensive health care on a part-time or intermittent basis to a patient in the patient's place of residence and reimbursed through the use of the client's medical identification card; or

(b) Home health agency, certified or not certified under medicare, contracted and authorized to provide:

(i) Private duty nursing; or

(ii) Skilled nursing services under an approved medicaid waiver program.

"Income" means income as defined under WAC 388-500-0005.

"Individual provider" means a person employed by you to provide personal care services in your own home. See WAC 388-71-0500 through 388-71-05909.

"Disability" is described under WAC 388-511-1105.

"Informal support" means a person or resource that is available to provide assistance without home and community program funding. The person or resource providing the informal support must be age 18 or older. Examples of informal supports include but are not limited to: family members, friends, neighbors, school, childcare, after school activities, adult day health, church or community programs.

"Institution" means medical facilities, nursing facilities, and institutions for the mentally retarded. It does not include correctional institutions. See medical institutions in WAC 388-500-0005.

"Instrumental activities of daily living (IADL)" means routine activities performed around the home or in the community and includes the following:

(a) Meal preparation: How meals are prepared (e.g., planning meals, cooking, assembling ingredients, setting out food, utensils, and cleaning up after meals). NOTE: The department will not authorize this IADL to plan meals or clean up after meals. You must need assistance with actual meal preparation.

(b) Ordinary housework: How ordinary work around the house is performed (e.g., doing dishes, dusting, making bed, tidying up, laundry).

(c) Essential shopping: How shopping is completed to meet your health and nutritional needs (e.g., selecting items). Shopping is limited to brief, occasional trips in the local area to shop for food, medical necessities and household items required specifically for your health, maintenance or well-being. This includes shopping with or for you.

(d) Wood supply: How wood is supplied (e.g., splitting, stacking, or carrying wood) when you use wood as the sole source of fuel for heating and/or cooking.

(e) Travel to medical services: How you travel by vehicle to a physician's office or clinic in the local area to obtain medical diagnosis or treatment-includes driving vehicle yourself, traveling as a passenger in a car, bus, or taxi.

(f) Managing finances: How bills are paid, checkbook is balanced, household expenses are managed. The department cannot pay for any assistance with managing finances.

(g) Telephone use: How telephone calls are made or received (with assistive devices such as large numbers on telephone, amplification as needed).

"Long-term care services" means the services administered directly or through contract by the aging and disability services administration and identified in WAC 388-106-0015.

"Medicaid" is defined under WAC 388-500-0005.

"Medically necessary" is defined under WAC 388-500-0005.

"Medically needy (MN)" means the status of a person who is eligible for a federally matched medical program under Title XIX of the Social Security Act, who, but for income above the categorically needy level, would be eligible as categorically needy. Effective January 1, 1996, an AFDC-related adult is not eligible for MN.

"New Freedom consumer directed services (NFCDS)" means a mix of services and supports to meet needs identified in your assessment and identified in a New Freedom spending plan, within the limits of the individual budget, that provide you with flexibility to plan, select, and direct the purchase of goods and services to meet identified needs. Participants have a meaningful leadership role in:

(a) The design, delivery and evaluation of services and supports;

(b) Exercising control of decisions and resources, making their own decisions about health and well being;

(c) Determining how to meet their own needs;

(d) Determining how and by whom these needs should be met; and

(e) Monitoring the quality of services received.

"New Freedom consumer directed services (NFCDS) participant" means a participant who is an applicant for or currently receiving services under the NFCDS waiver.

"New Freedom spending plan (NFSP)" means the plan developed by you, as a New Freedom participant, within the limits of an individual budget, that details your choices to purchase specific NFCDS and provides required federal medicaid documentation.

"Own home" means your present or intended place of residence:

(a) In a building that you rent and the rental is not contingent upon the purchase of personal care services as defined in this section;

(b) In a building that you own;

(c) In a relative's established residence; or

(d) In the home of another where rent is not charged and residence is not contingent upon the purchase of personal care services as defined in this section.

"Past" means the behavior occurred from eight days to five years of the assessment date. For behaviors indicated as past, the department determines whether the behavior is addressed with current interventions or whether no interventions are in place.

"Personal aide" is defined in RCW 74.39.007.

"Personal care services" means physical or verbal assistance with activities of daily living (ADL) and instrumental activities of daily living (IADL) due to your functional limitations. Assistance is evaluated with the use of assistive devices.

"Physician" is defined under WAC 388-500-0005.

"Plan of care" means assessment details and service summary generated by CARE.

"Provider or provider of service" means an institution, agency, or person:

(a) Having a signed department contract to provide long-term care client services; and

(b) Qualified and eligible to receive department payment.

"Reasonable cost" means a cost for a service or item that is consistent with the market standards for comparable services or items.

"Representative" means a person who you have chosen, or has been appointed by a court, whose primary duty is to act on your behalf to direct your service budget to meet your identified health, safety, and welfare needs.

"Residential facility" means a licensed adult family home under department contract or licensed boarding home under department contract to provide assisted living, adult residential care or enhanced adult residential care.

"Self performance for ADLs" means what you actually did in the last seven days before the assessment, not what you might be capable of doing. Coding is based on the level of performance that occurred three or more times in the seven-day period and does not include support provided as defined in WAC 388-106-0010. Your self performance level is scored as:

(a) Independent if you received no help or oversight, or if you needed help or oversight only once or twice;

(b) Supervision if you received oversight (monitoring or standby), encouragement, or cueing three or more times;

(c) Limited assistance if you were highly involved in the activity and given physical help in guided maneuvering of limbs or other nonweight bearing assistance on three or more occasions. For bathing, limited assistance means physical help is limited to transfer only;

(d) Extensive assistance if you performed part of the activity, but on three or more occasions, you needed weight bearing support or you received full performance of the activity during part, but not all, of the activity. For bathing, extensive assistance means you needed physical help with part of the activity (other than transfer);

(e) Total dependence if you received full caregiver performance of the activity and all subtasks during the entire seven-day period from others. Total dependence means complete nonparticipation by you in all aspects of the ADL; or

(f) Activity did not occur if you or others did not perform an ADL over the last seven days before your assessment. The activity may not have occurred because:

(i) You were not able (e.g., walking, if paralyzed);

(ii) No provider was available to assist; or

(iii) You declined assistance with the task.

"Self performance for IADLs" means what you actually did in the last thirty days before the assessment, not what you might be capable of doing. Coding is based on the level of performance that occurred three or more times in the thirty-day period. Your self performance is scored as:

(a) Independent if you received no help, set-up help, or supervision;

(b) Set-up help/arrangements only if on some occasions you did your own set-up/arrangement and at other times you received help from another person;

(c) Limited assistance if on some occasions you did not need any assistance but at other times in the last thirty days you required some assistance;

(d) Extensive assistance if you were involved in performing the activity, but required cueing/supervision or partial assistance at all times;

(e) Total dependence if you needed the activity fully performed by others; or

(f) Activity did not occur if you or others did not perform the activity in the last thirty days before the assessment.

"Service summary" is CARE information which includes: Contacts (e.g. emergency contact), services the client is eligible for, number of hours or residential rates, personal care needs, the list of formal and informal providers and what tasks they will provide, a provider schedule, referral needs/information, and dates and agreement to the services.

"Shared benefit" means:

(a) A client and their paid caregiver both share in the benefit of an IADL task being performed; or

(b) Two or more clients in a multi-client household benefit from the same IADL task(s) being performed.

"SSI-related" is defined under WAC 388-475-0050.

"Status" means the ((amount)) type and/or level of ((informal support)) assistance available for a task from informal supports, through shared benefit, or related to the developmental milestones as defined in WAC 388-106-0130. The department determines whether the ADL or IADL is:

(a) Met, which means the ADL or IADL will be fully provided by an informal support;

(b) Unmet, which means an informal support will not be available to provide assistance with the identified ADL or IADL;

(c) Partially met, which means an informal support will be available to provide some assistance, but not all, with the identified ADL or IADL; ((or))

(d) Shared benefit, which means:

(i) A client and their paid caregiver both share in the benefit of an IADL task being performed; or

(ii) Two or more clients in a multi-client household benefit from the same IADL task(s) being performed.

(e) Age appropriate, which means proficiency in the identified task is not expected of a child that age and a child that age would require assistance with the task with or without a functional disability. The department presumes children have a responsible adult(s) in their life to provide assistance with personal care tasks. Refer to the developmental milestones table in WAC 388-106-0130; or

(f) Client declines, which means you do not want assistance with the task.

"Supplemental Security Income (SSI)" means the federal program as described under WAC 388-500-0005.

"Support provided" means the highest level of support provided (to you) by others in the last seven days before the assessment, even if that level of support occurred only once.

(a) No set-up or physical help provided by others;

(b) Set-up help only provided, which is the type of help characterized by providing you with articles, devices, or preparation necessary for greater self performance of the activity. (For example, set-up help includes but is not limited to giving or holding out an item or cutting food);

(c) One-person physical assist provided;

(d) Two- or more person physical assist provided; or

(e) Activity did not occur during entire seven-day period.

"You/your" means the client.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090 and 74.09.520. 11-22-043, 388-106-0010, filed 10/27/11, effective 11/27/11; 10-08-074, 388-106-0010, filed 4/6/10, effective 5/7/10. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.520, 74.39A.030. 06-16-035, 388-106-0010, filed 7/25/06, effective 8/25/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.520, 74.39A.010 and 74.39A.020. 06-05-022, 388-106-0010, filed 2/6/06, effective 3/9/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.520. 05-11-082, 388-106-0010, filed 5/17/05, effective 6/17/05.]

4341.11
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 11-11-024, filed 5/10/11, effective 6/10/11)

WAC 388-106-0130   How does the department determine the number of hours I may receive for in-home care?   (1) The department assigns a base number of hours to each classification group as described in WAC 388-106-0125.

(2) The department will ((deduct from the)) adjust base hours to account for informal supports, shared benefit, and age appropriate functioning (as those terms are defined in WAC 388-106-0010), ((or)) and other paid services that meet some of an individual's need for personal care services, including adult day health, as follows:

(a) The CARE tool determines the ((adjustment for)) status of informal supports ((by determining)), shared benefit, and age appropriate functioning; determines the amount of assistance available ((to meet your needs,)); assigns ((it)) a numeric ((percentage,)) value to those assessed indicators; and ((reduces)) adjusts the base hours assigned to the classification group by the numeric ((percentage)) value. The department has assigned the following numeric values for the amount of assistance available for each ADL and IADL:

Meds Self ((Performance)) Administration Status Assistance Available Value

((Percentage))

((Self administration of medications)) Medication Management The rules to the right apply for all Self Performance codes ((apply)) except independent which is not counted as a qualifying ADL Unmet N/A 1
Met N/A 0
Decline N/A 0
Age appropriate functioning N/A 0
Partially met <1/4 time .9
1/4 to 1/2 time .7
1/2 to 3/4 time .5
>3/4 time .3
Unscheduled ADLs Self Performance Status Assistance Available Value

((Percentage))

Bed mobility, transfer, walk in room, eating, toilet use The rules to the right apply for all Self Performance codes except: Did not occur/client not able and Did not occur/no provider = 1;

Did not occur/client declined and independent are not counted((.)) as qualifying ADLs

Unmet N/A 1
Met N/A 0
Decline N/A 0
Age appropriate functioning N/A 0
Partially met <1/4 time .9
1/4 to 1/2 time .7
1/2 to 3/4 time .5
>3/4 time .3
Scheduled ADLs Self Performance Status Assistance Available Value

((Percentage))

Dressing,

personal hygiene,

bathing

The rules to the right apply for all Self Performance codes except: Did not occur/client not able and Did not occur/no provider = 1;

Did not occur/client declined and independent which are not counted((.)) as qualifying ADLs

Unmet N/A 1
Met N/A 0
Decline N/A 0
Age appropriate functioning N/A 0
Partially met <1/4 time .75
1/4 to 1/2 time .55
1/2 to 3/4 time .35
>3/4 time .15
IADLs Self Performance Status Assistance Available Value

((Percentage))

Meal preparation,

Ordinary housework,

Essential shopping

The rules to the right apply for all Self Performance codes ((apply)) except independent is not counted((.)) as a qualifying IADL Unmet N/A 1
Met N/A 0
Decline N/A 0
Age appropriate functioning N/A 0
Partially met or Shared benefit <1/4 time .3
1/4 to 1/2 time .2
1/2 to 3/4 time .1
>3/4 time .05
IADLs Self Performance Status Assistance Available Value

((Percentage))

Travel to medical The rules to the right apply for all Self Performance codes ((apply)) except independent which is not counted((.)) as a qualifying IADL Unmet N/A 1
Met N/A 0
Decline N/A 0
Age appropriate functioning N/A 0
Partially met <1/4 time .9
1/4 to 1/2 time .7
1/2 to 3/4 time .5
>3/4 time .3
Key:

> means greater than

< means less than


(b) To determine the amount ((of reduction)) adjusted for informal support, shared benefit and/or age appropriate functioning, the ((value percentages)) numeric values are totaled and divided by the number of qualifying ADLs and IADLs needs. The result is value A. Value A is then subtracted from one. This is value B. Value B is divided by three. This is value C. Value A and Value C are summed. This is value D. Value D is multiplied by the "base hours" assigned to your classification group and the result is the number of adjusted in-home hours ((reduced for informal supports)). Values are rounded to the nearest hundredths (e.g., .862 is rounded to .86).

(3) ((Also, the department will adjust in-home base hours when:

(a) There is more than one client receiving ADSA-paid personal care services living in the same household, the status under subsection (2)(a) of this section must be met or partially met for the following IADLs:

(i) Meal preparation;

(ii) Housekeeping;

(iii) Shopping; and

(iv) Wood supply.

(b) You are under the age of eighteen, your assessment will be coded according to age guidelines codified in WAC 388-106-0213.

(4))) Effective July 1, 2012, after ((deductions)) adjustments are made to your base hours, as described in ((subsections (2) and (3))) subsection (2), the department may add on hours based on ((your living environment)) offsite laundry, living more than forty-five minutes from essential services, and wood supply:


Condition Status Assistance Available Add On Hours
Offsite laundry facilities, which means the client does not have facilities in own home and the caregiver is not available to perform any other personal or household tasks while laundry is done.

The status used for the rules to the right is for housekeeping.

((N/A)) Unmet N/A

8
Met N/A 0
Declines N/A 0
Age appropriate N/A 0
Partially met or Shared benefit: <1/4 time 8

between 1/4 to 1/2 time 6
between 1/2 to 3/4 time 4
>3/4 time 2
Client is >45 minutes from essential services (which means he/she lives more than 45 minutes one-way from a full-service market).

The status used for the rules to the right is essential shopping.

Unmet N/A 5
Met N/A 0
Declines N/A 0
Age appropriate N/A 0
Partially met or Shared benefit <1/4 time 5
between 1/4 to 1/2 time 4
between 1/2 to 3/4 time ((2)) 3
>3/4 time 2
Wood supply used as sole source of heat. Unmet N/A 8
Met N/A 0
Declines N/A 0
Age appropriate N/A 0
Partially met or Shared benefit <1/4 time 8
between 1/4 to 1/2 time 6
between 1/2 to 3/4 time 4
>3/4 time 2

(((5))) (4) In the case of New Freedom consumer directed services (NFCDS), the department determines hours as described in WAC 388-106-1445.

(((6))) (5) The result of actions under subsections (2), (3), and (4) is the maximum number of hours that can be used to develop your plan of care. The department must take into account cost effectiveness, client health and safety, and program limits in determining how hours can be used to ((meet)) address your identified needs. In the case of New Freedom consumer directed services (NFCDS), a New Freedom spending plan (NFSP) is developed in place of a plan of care.

(((7))) (6) You and your case manager will work to determine what services you choose to receive if you are eligible. The hours may be used to authorize:

(a) Personal care services from a home care agency provider and/or an individual provider.

(b) Home delivered meals (i.e. a half hour from the available hours for each meal authorized) per WAC 388-106-0805.

(c) Adult day care (i.e. a half hour from the available hours for each hour of day care authorized) per WAC 388-106-0805.

(d) A home health aide ((if you are eligible)) (i.e., one hour from the available hours for each hour of home health aide authorized) per WAC 388-106-0300 ((or 388-106-0500)).

(e) A private duty nurse (PDN) if you are eligible per WAC 388-71-0910 and 388-71-0915 or WAC 388-551-3000 (i.e. one hour from the available hours for each hour of PDN authorized).

(f) The purchase of New Freedom consumer directed services (NFCDS).

(7) If you are a child applying for personal care services:

(a) The department will complete a CARE assessment and use the developmental milestones table below when assessing your ability to perform personal care tasks.

(b) Your status will be coded as age appropriate for ADLs when your self performance is at a level expected for persons in your assessed age range, as indicated by the developmental milestones table in subpart (d), unless the circumstances in subpart (c) below apply.

(c) The department may code status as other than age appropriate for an ADL, despite your self performance falling within the developmental age range for the ADL on the developmental milestones table in subpart (d) below, if the department determines during your assessment that your level of functioning is related to your disability and not primarily due to your age and the frequency and/or the duration of assistance required for a personal care task is not typical for a person of your age.

(d)


Developmental Milestones for Activities of Daily Living

(ADLS)

ADL Self-Performance Developmental Age Range
Medication Management Independent

Self-Directed

Assistance Required

Must Be Administered

Birth through the 17th year
Locomotion in Room Independent

Supervision

Limited

Extensive

Birth through the 3rd year
Total Birth through the 1st year
Locomotion Outside Room Independent

Supervision

Birth through the 5th year
Limited

Extensive

Birth through the 3rd year
Total Birth through the 1st year
Walk in Room Independent

Supervision

Limited

Extensive

Birth through the 3rd year
Total Birth through the 1st year
Bed Mobility Independent

Supervision

Limited

Extensive

Birth through the 2nd year
Total Birth through the 1st year
Transfers Independent

Supervision

Limited

Extensive

Total

Birth through the 2nd year
Toilet Use Independent

Supervision

Limited

Extensive

Birth through the 7th year
Total Birth through the 3rd year
Eating Independent

Supervision

Limited

Extensive

Total

Birth through the 2nd year
Bathing Independent

Supervision

Birth through the 11th year
Physical help/Transfer only

Physical help/part of bathing

Birth through the 7th year
Total Birth through the 4th year
Dressing Independent

Supervision

Birth through the 11th year
Limited

Extensive

Birth through the 7th year
Total Birth through the 4th year
Personal Hygiene Independent

Supervision

Birth through the 11th year
Limited or extensive Birth through the 7th year
Total Birth through the 4th year

(e) For IADLs, the department presumes that children typically have legally responsible parents or other responsible adults to assist with IADLs. Status will be coded as "age appropriate" as indicated by the developmental milestones table for IADLs below in subpart (g).

(f) If the department determines during your assessment that frequently and/or the duration of assistance required is not typical for a person of your age due to your disability or your level of functioning, the department may code status as other than "age appropriate" for an IADL.

(g)


Developmental Milestones for Instrumental Activities of Daily Living
IADL Self Performance Developmental

Age Range

Telephone

Transportation

Essential

Shopping

Wood Supply

Housework

Finances

Meal Preparation

Independent

Supervision

Limited

Extensive

Total

Birth through the 17th year

(h) The department presumes that children have legally responsible parents or other responsible adults who provide support for comprehension, decision-making, memory and continence issues. These items will be coded as indicated by the additional developmental milestones table in subpart (i) below.

(i)


Additional Developmental Milestones coding
CARE panel Selection Developmental

Age Range

Speech/Hearing:

Comprehension

By others client is=

Age Appropriate

Birth through the 2nd year
Psych Social:

MMSE

Can MMSE be administered?=No Birth through the 17th year
Psych Social:

Memory/Short Term

Recent memory=

Age appropriate

Birth through the 11th year
Psych Social:

Memory/Long Term

Long Term memory=Age appropriate Birth through the 11th year
Psych Social:

Depression

Interview=unable to obtain Birth through the 11th year
Psych Social:

Decision Making

Rate how client makes decision=Age appropriate Birth through the 11th year
Bladder/Bowel: Bladder/Bowel Control:

Continent

Usually Continent

Occasionally Incontinent

Frequently Incontinent

Birth through the 11th year
Bladder/Bowel: Bladder/Bowel Control:

Incontinent all or most of the time

Birth through the 5th year
Bladder/Bowel: Appliance and programs=Potty Training Birth through the 3rd year

(8) If you are a child applying for personal care services and your status for ADLs and IADLs is not coded age appropriate as determined under subsection (7), the department will assess for any informal supports or shared benefit available to assist you with each ADL and IADL. The department will presume that children have legally responsible parents or other responsible adults who provide support to them.

(a) The department will code status as met if your assessment shows that your need for assistance with a personal care task is fully met by informal supports.

(b) The department will presume that you have informal supports, defined in WAC 388-106-0130, available to assist you with your ADLs and IADLs over three-fourths but not all of the time. This presumption may be rebutted if you provide specific information during your assessment to indicate why you do not have support available three-fourths or more of the time to assist you with a particular ADL or IADL.

(c) Informal supports for school-age children include supports actually available through a school district, regardless of whether you take advantage of those available supports.

(d) When you are living with your legally responsible parent(s), the department will take into account their legal obligation to care for you when determining the availability of informal supports. Legally responsible parents include natural parents, step-parents, and adoptive parents. Generally, a legally responsible parent will not be considered unavailable to meet your personal care needs simply due to other obligations such as work or additional children because such obligations do not decrease the parent's legal responsibility to care for you regardless of your disabilities. However, the department will consider factors that cannot reasonably be avoided and that prevent a legally responsible parent from providing for your personal care needs when determining the amount of informal support available to you.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.520, and 2010 c 37. 11-11-024, 388-106-0130, filed 5/10/11, effective 6/10/11. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.520. 08-23-011, 388-106-0130, filed 11/6/08, effective 12/7/08; 08-03-111, 388-106-0130, filed 1/22/08, effective 2/22/08. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.520, 74.39A.030. 06-16-035, 388-106-0130, filed 7/25/06, effective 8/25/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.520, 74.39A.010 and 74.39A.020. 06-05-022, 388-106-0130, filed 2/6/06, effective 3/9/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.520. 05-11-082, 388-106-0130, filed 5/17/05, effective 6/17/05.]