WSR 18-11-040
(Aging and Long-Term Support Administration)
[Filed May 8, 2018, 3:27 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is planning to amend WAC 388-106-0045 When will the department authorize my long-term care services? and 388-106-0047 When will the department terminate or deny long-term care services to me?, the department is also considering adding a new section and may amend other related rules as required specifically related to this change.
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: The department is amending these rules in order to clarify that client services may be authorized prior to the client's signature on the service summary and that services are not required to be terminated when the department is unable to obtain the client's signature on the service summary.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: The department of social and health services (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 98504-5600, phone 360-725-2495, fax 360-438-8633, TTY 1-800-833-6388, email
May 8, 2018
Katherine I. Vasquez
Rules Coordinator