WSR 18-02-075
(Aging and Long-Term Support Administration)
[Filed January 2, 2018, 11:43 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is planning to amend WAC 388-106-0950 What services may I receive under the residential care discharge allowance? and 388-106-0955 Am I eligible for residential care discharge allowance?, and other related rules as may be required.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.08.090.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: By planning to amend these rules, the department proposes to increase the maximum service limit to match the limit available under community first choice community transition services and expand the definition of the service to ensure continuity of services after the conclusion of the Washington roads program when funding for the state-only funded program ends. Washington roads provides stabilizing goods and services to individuals already residing in the community who are at risk of losing their current setting of care. Without these changes, some individuals currently served under the Washington roads program would not be able to access necessary stabilizing goods and services, thus putting clients at risk of institutionalization in a nursing home or hospital.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
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 Angel Sulivan, P.O. Box 45600, Olympia, WA 98504, phone 360-725-2495, fax 360-407-7582, TTY 360-493-2637, email
January 2, 2018
Katherine I. Vasquez
Rules Coordinator