WSR 14-22-084
(Aging and Long-Term Support Administration)
[Filed November 3, 2014, 3:16 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 388-106 WAC, Long-term care services, and other related rules as may be required.
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 388-106-0010 to include the following changes:
To clarify the definitions of eating and set-up help in response to recent board of appeals decisions;
To add new definitions related to modified adjusted gross income (MAGI) eligibility group and to clarify existing definitions related to long-term care services;
To clarify the definition of informal support in response to decisions from the health care authority board of appeals. The department will also amend WAC 388-106-0130 in response to decisions from the health care authority board of appeals; and
To amend existing definitions to include enhanced services facilities.
The department is also amending WAC 388-106-0210 and 388-106-0215 to add MAGI noninstitutional categorically needy group to the medicaid personal care eligibility list.
Other necessary changes that arise during this rule making may be incorporated. Other WAC chapters may also 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 3, 2014
Katherine I. Vasquez
Rules Coordinator