WSR 13-15-114
(Aging and Long-Term Support Administration)
[Filed July 22, 2013, 12:19 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Amending chapter 388-106 WAC, regarding roads to community living.
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 chapter 388-106 WAC due to changes the Center for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) made to eligibility rules for this federal money follows the person (MFP) grant. Other related 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.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: CMS defines eligibility criteria for this federal demonstration grant and communicates to states via the RCL MFP project directors.
Process for Developing New Rule: Federal rule changed and WAC needs to reflect newer criteria. 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 Debbie Blackner, P.O. Box 45600, Olympia, WA 98504, phone (360) 725-2557, fax (360) 438-8633, TTY (360) 493-2637, e-mail
July 17, 2013
Katherine I. Vasquez
Rules Coordinator