WSR 15-09-092
(Developmental Disabilities Administration)
[Filed April 17, 2015, 2:48 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 388-828-9100 How does DDD determine the number to use in the adjustment of your individual and family services support rating?, and 388-832-0120 Will my IFS allocation be impacted if I am eligible for medicaid personal care services?, and other related rules as may be required.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 71A.12.030, 71A.12.140.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The developmental disabilities administration (DDA) intends to make changes to these sections because the majority of individual and family services (IFS) clients will start to receive medicaid with the implementation of the IFS waiver, and DDA wants to evenly apply the adjustment based on medical acuity and activities of daily living support needs to all clients, regardless of medicaid eligibility. The consequences of not making these changes would be that an estimated seventy-five percent of IFS clients would experience a reduction in their IFS allocation at their next assessment, with the receipt of medicaid. Other needed housekeeping changes will also be made to these sections.
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 Alan McMullen, DDA, P.O. Box 45310, Olympia, WA 98504-5310, phone (360) 725-3524, fax (360) 407-0955, TTY 1-800-833-6388, e-mail
April 17, 2015
Katherine I. Vasquez
Rules Coordinator