WSR 16-23-029
(Developmental Disabilities Administration)
[Filed November 8, 2016, 9:12 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department plans to update WAC 388-845-1610 Where can respite care be provided?, 388-845-1615 Who are qualified providers of respite care?, and other related rules as may be required to remove references to overnight planned respite services.
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: Overnight planned respite services are not part of a home and community based services waiver and are found in chapter 388-829R WAC, Overnight planned respite services. Overnight planned respite services are provided in addition to respite services a client may receive under a waiver.
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, Developmental Disabilities Administration, P.O. Box 45310, Olympia, WA 98504-5310, phone (360) 725-3524, fax (360) 407-0955, TTY 1-800-833-6388, e-mail
November 7, 2016
Katherine I. Vasquez
Rules Coordinator