WSR 14-19-003
[Filed September 3, 2014, 4:28 p.m.]
Notice of Interpretive or Policy Statement
In accordance with RCW 34.05.230(12), following is a list of policy and interpretive statements issued by the department of social and health services (DSHS).
Aging and Long-Term Support Administration
Division of Home and Community Services (HCS)
Developmental Disabilities Administration
Document Title: Public Notice.
Subject: Development of statewide transition plan for compliance with new federal rules.
Effective Date: September 30, 2014.
Document Description: A final federal rule, published in January 2014, created requirements for home and community-based settings (HCBS) in medicaid programs operated under sections 1915(c), 1915(i), and 1915(k) of the Social Security Act. The rule supports opportunities to maximize access to the benefits of community living and to receive services in the most integrated setting for HCBS program participants. DSHS is conducting an assessment of settings where medicaid funded home and community-based services are provided and is preparing a report for Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services that will include a transition plan for settings that don't meet the new settings requirements. The transition plan will include actions the state will take to address identified issues. Those steps may include but are not limited to revised contractual requirements, standardized residential admission agreements, changes to licensing survey elements and changes to WAC.
To view the new rules and get more information, please visit The completed draft transition plan will be posted on this web site on November 5, 2014. DSHS welcomes all comments on the development of the transition plan and on the completed draft plan. Comments on the development of the transition plan will be received through September 30, 2014. Comments may be submitted through the web site or directly to Barbara Hanneman, Program Manager, HCS, P.O. Box 45600, phone (360) 725-2525, TDD/TTY (360) 438-2637, fax (360) 586-9727, e-mail, web site