WSR 18-01-133
[Filed December 20, 2017, 8:06 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 182-559 WAC, Foundational community supports.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 41.05.021, 41.05.160.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The agency is amending chapter 182-559 WAC, Foundational community supports, to align with changes to the foundational community supports program protocol that was recently approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The agency is adding new WAC sections to provide more detailed information as required by the protocol. The agency is adding a new WAC section to clarify the grievance and appeals process for clients receiving services through the foundational community supports program. During the course of this review, the agency may identify additional related changes that are required in order to improve clarity or update policy.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: CMS and Washington state department of social and health services.
Process for Developing New Rule: The agency welcomes the public to take part in developing this rule. If interested, contact the person identified below to receive an early rule draft to review. After the early review, the agency will send a notice of proposed rule making (CR-102) to everyone receiving this notice and 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 Katie Pounds, P.O. Box 42716, Olympia, WA 98504-2716, phone 360-725-1346, fax 360-586-9727, TTY 1-800-848-5429, email, web site
December 20, 2017
Wendy Barcus
Rules Coordinator