PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Developmental Disabilities Administration)
[Filed March 4, 2019, 10:34 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is considering creating new rule sections in chapter 388-826 WAC, amending or repealing WAC 388-826-0090 and 388-826-0095; and amending any other related rules as may be required.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: These changes are intended to clarify room and board requirements and any other client payment responsibilities for clients receiving voluntary placement services. During the course of this review, the department may make additional changes that are necessary to improve clarity or update policy.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: The developmental disabilities administration (DDA) will be requesting that the health care authority amend rules in Title 182 WAC to clarify how voluntary placement services settings are included in the settings under chapter 182-515 WAC.
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 Chantelle Diaz, DDA, P.O. Box 45310, Olympia, WA 98504-5310, phone 360-407-1589, fax 360-407-0955, TTY 1-800-833-6388, email Chantelle.Diaz@dshs.wa.gov.
February 28, 2019
Katherine I. Vasquez