WSR 16-10-021
(Developmental Disabilities Administration)
[Filed April 25, 2016, 11:25 a.m.]
Original Notice.
Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 15-20-015.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: The department is proposing to create a new WAC chapter including new WAC sections as chapter 388-829R WAC, Overnight planned respite services. The department also proposes to amend two existing sections in chapter 388-845 WAC, DDA home and community-based services waivers.
Hearing Location(s): Office Building 2, DSHS Headquarters, 1115 Washington, Olympia, WA 98504 (public parking at 11th and Jefferson. A map is available at, on June 21, 2016, at 10:00 a.m.
Date of Intended Adoption: Not earlier than June 22, 2016.
Submit Written Comments to: DSHS Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 45850, Olympia, WA 98504, e-mail, fax (360) 664-6185, by 5:00 p.m., June 21, 2016.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Jeff Kildahl, DSHS rules consultant, by June 8, 2016, phone (360) 664-6092, TTY (360) 664-6178, or e-mail
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The 2015-2017 biennium budgets provided funding to develop eight community respite beds for adults with developmental disabilities for the provision of short-term community-based planned respite services across the state as an alternative to using respite services in an institutional setting. Additionally, the budget funded eight enhanced respite beds across the state for children for the purpose of providing families and caregivers a break and an opportunity for behavioral stabilization for children. Without these services some families may be unable to continue to care for their children in their own homes and out-of-home placements could be necessary. These provisions may be found on pages 63 and 64 of ESSB 6052 S.L.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: See Purpose above.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 71A.12.030.
Statute Being Implemented: ESSB 6052 S.L.
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Name of Proponent: Department of social and health services, governmental.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation, and Enforcement: Sandra Miller, Developmental Disabilities Administration, P.O. Box 45310, Olympia, 98504-5310, (360) 725-3429.
No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. The proposed rules do not impact small business or nonprofits, they only impact DSHS clients.
A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. The proposed rules do not meet the definition of a "significant legislative rule" under RCW 34.05.328 (5)(c)(iii) because they do not impose penalties or sanctions, affect a license or permit, or create or amend a policy or regulatory program.
April 21, 2016
Katherine I. Vasquez
Rules Coordinator
Reviser's note: The material contained in this filing exceeded the page-count limitations of WAC 1-21-040 for appearance in this issue of the Register. It will appear in the 16-11 issue of the Register.