WSR 14-12-093
(Developmental Disabilities Administration)
[Filed June 4, 2014, 7:34 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Amending chapters 388-828, 388-832, and 388-845 WAC and possible other sections of WAC as may be necessary. Additional housekeeping changes may also be made.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 71A.12.030.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The 2014 operating supplemental budget directed the developmental disabilities administration (DDA) to move the state-funded individual and family services (IFS) program into a 1915(C) home and community based services (HCBS) waiver. The requirement is to mirror the current IFS program as much as possible in the new HCBS waiver.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: DDA, in coordination with the health care authority, will initiate an application to the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in order to implement this new IFS waiver program by May 2015.
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 Alan McMullen, Program Manager, DDA, P.O. Box 45310, Olympia, WA 98504-5310, phone (360) 725-3422, fax (360) 407-0955, TTY 1-800-833-6388, e-mail
June 4, 2014
Katherine I. Vasquez
Rules Coordinator