WSR 16-17-048
(Developmental Disabilities Administration)
[Filed August 11, 2016, 2:29 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is proposing to amend WAC 388-827-0115, 388-827-0145, 388-827-0185, and other related rules as may be required to add prevocational legacy as a state supplemental payments (SSP) payment.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 71A.12.030, 71A.12.120.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: A state plan amendment was authorized by the social security administration which added prevocational legacy as an SSP payment. In order to keep in compliance with the state plan, these rules must be updated. In addition, the federal government requires the department of social and health services (DSHS) to meet the SSP maintenance of effort (MOE). These rules must also be updated to meet MOE and to prevent risk of losing federal funding by jeopardizing the medicaid program.
SSP prevocational legacy will allow developmental disabilities administration (DDA) clients to transition from prevocational services, which do not meet center for medicare and medicaid services requirements, to services in an integrated setting. SSP prevocational legacy may be used to purchase needed services, such as respite, and other community services. This will help the welfare of individuals transitioning from prevocational services to more integrated community services. This will also allow clients to more easily remain in the community setting and less likely to enter into an institutional setting.
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
August 11, 2016
Katherine I. Vasquez
Rules Coordinator