WSR 13-17-122
(Developmental Disabilities Administration)
[Filed August 21, 2013, 11:41 a.m., effective August 21, 2013, 11:41 a.m.]
Effective Date of Rule: Immediately upon filing.
Purpose: To amend and add new sections to chapter 388-845 WAC, DDD home and community-based services (HCBS) waivers, to be in compliance with the requirements of SSB 6384 and related federal waivers recently renewed through Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). These changes add dental services as a waiver service and align this chapter with the changes being made to those in chapter 388-828 WAC for community services. This is a subsequent request to the previous CR-103E filed as WSR 13-10-020.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 388-845-0110, 388-845-0205, 388-845-0210, 388-845-0215, 388-845-0220, 388-845-0225, 388-845-0505, 388-845-0800, 388-845-0820, 388-845-1110, 388-845-1105, 388-845-1150, 388-845-1400, 388-845-1410, 388-845-2110, 388-845-2205, and 388-845-2210.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 71A.12.030 General authority of secretary—Rule adoption and 34.05.350 (1)(c) Emergency rules and amendments.
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; and that state or federal law or federal rule or a federal deadline for state receipt of federal funds requires immediate adoption of a rule.
Reasons for this Finding: The amendments in this filing were originally adopted by emergency rule on September 1, 2012, in order to add dental care as an additional HCBS waiver service and to modify community access services as required by SSB 6384. Because changes to department rules regarding HCBS waivers need to be coordinated with the CMS, and because related rules in chapter 388-828 WAC need amendment, these amendments could not be adopted as permanent before the expiration of the previous emergency filing. A CR-102 has been filed as WSR 13-17-112 and a hearing is scheduled for October 22, 2013.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 17, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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 17, Repealed 0.
Date Adopted: August 21, 2013.
Katherine I. Vasquez
Rules Coordinator
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