WSR 16-04-070
(Aging and Long-Term Support Administration)
[Filed January 29, 2016, 10:20 a.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: 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 enhanced service facilities in the 2013-15 biennium budget. The DSHS home and community services division developed the 1915(c) residential support waiver (RSW) to provide medicaid funding of supports and services in certain residential settings. These rules will be amended to add retainer payments to the RSW and to add two new waiver services, adult day health and expanded community services. 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 Sulivan, P.O. Box 45600, Olympia, WA 98504-5600, phone (360) 725-2495, fax (360) 407-7582, TTY (360) 493-2637, e-mail
January 28, 2016
Katherine I. Vasquez
Rules Coordinator