WSR 14-16-109
(Aging and Long-Term Support Administration)
[Filed August 6, 2014, 10:18 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 388-106 WAC, Long-term care services, specifically the eligibility and other contract considerations for enhanced service facilities (ESF).
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 70.97 RCW, RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.520.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department was directed to develop ESFs in the 2013-15 biennial budget. The DSHS home and community services division will develop a state plan amendment to provide home and community-based services through the 1915(i) Medicaid State Plan option. This program will include residential services provided by ESFs and other home and community-based services. The rules will define the scope and eligibility of the new 1915(i) services. Other related changes that may 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 Sullivan, P.O. Box 45600, Olympia, WA 98504-5600, phone (360) 725-2495, fax (360) 407-7582, TTY (360) 493-2637, e-mail
August 6, 2014
Katherine I. Vasquez
Rules Coordinator