WSR 13-23-103
(Aging and Long-Term Support Administration)
[Filed November 20, 2013, 10:16 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Amending chapter 388-106 WAC, Long-term care services, and chapter 388-440 WAC, Exception to rule.
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 WAC 388-440-0001 to include an individual's serious risk of institutionalization as a consideration in determining whether DSHS staff are authorized to request an exception to rule, and is amending WAC 388-106-1305 to place into rule the exception to rule process for in-home personal care described in DSHS Home and Community Services Management Bulletin H13-001. 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.
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 Angel Sulivan, P.O. Box 45600, Olympia, WA 98504-5600, phone (360) 725-2495, fax (360) 407-7582, TTY (360) 493-2637, e-mail
November 20, 2013
Katherine I. Vasquez
Rules Coordinator