WSR 17-05-054
[Filed February 10, 2017, 11:28 a.m.]
Notice of Interpretive or Policy Statement
In accordance with RCW 34.05.230(12), following is a list of policy and interpretive statements issued by the department of social and health services (DSHS).
Aging and Long-Term Support Administration
Division of Home and Community Services (HCS), and
Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA)
Document Title: Public Notice.
Subject: Public comment period on the revised statewide transition plan for compliance with federal home and community-based settings [services] (HCBS) rules.
Effective Date: March 15, 2017.
Document Description: A final federal rule, 42 C.F.R. 441.301 (c)(4)(5) and 441.710 (a)(1)(2), published in January 2014, created requirements for HCBS in medicaid programs operated under sections 1915 (c), (i), and (k) of the Social Security Act. The rule provides the characteristics of settings that are considered to be home and community based as well as settings that may not be home and community based. DSHS conducted an assessment of settings where medicaid funded HCBS are provided, developed a statewide HCBS transition plan, posted the plan for public input, and provided the statewide transition plan to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on March 11, 2015. On November 4, 2016, the plan received an initial approval from CMS. In order to achieve final approval of the statewide HCBS transition plan, it has been updated and revised and will be resubmitted to CMS.
To view the revised statewide transition plan, please visit the DSHS web site at
DSHS welcomes all comments on the revised statewide transition plan. The statewide transition plan will be posted on March 15, 2017, for a thirty day comment period. Comments may be submitted through April 14, 2017.
For a copy of the revised statewide HCBS transition plan, or to submit comments, contact Tracey Rollins, QA Policy Program Manager, HCS, P.O. Box 45600, Olympia, WA 98504, phone (360) 725-2393, TDD/TTY (360) 438-2637, fax (360) 586-9727, email, web site