WSR 13-18-022
(Developmental Disabilities Administration)
[Filed August 26, 2013, 11:28 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 388-823-1010, 388-832-0085, 388-832-0130, 388-827-0115, 388-827-0145, 388-828-9140, and possible other sections of WAC as may be necessary.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 71A.12.030 General authority of secretary—Rule adoption.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The legislature has directed the department to establish rules that change the maximum award amounts in the individual and family services (IFS) program and state supplementary payment (SSP) program in order to increase the number of individuals who may receive those services. These changes will enable more families to continue caring for their family members in their own homes and help stabilize families and individuals who are experiencing increased caregiving stress and crisis by providing respite from their caregiving duties.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
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 Alan McMullen, Program Manager, Developmental Disabilities Administration, P.O. Box 45310, Olympia, WA 98504-5310, phone (360) 725-3422, fax (360) 407-0955, TTY 11-800-833-6388 [1-800-833-6388], e-mail
August 12, 2013
Katherine I. Vasquez
Rules Coordinator