SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Developmental Disabilities Administration)
[Filed May 17, 2019, 9:43 a.m.]
Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 19-08-022.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: The department is proposing to amend WAC 388-828-9360 What are short-term employment supports?
Hearing Location(s): On June 25, 2019, at 10:00 a.m., at Office Building 2, Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) Headquarters, 1115 Washington, Olympia, WA 98504. Public parking at 11th and Jefferson. A map is available at https://www.dshs.wa.gov/sesa/rules-and-policies-assistance-unit/driving-directions-office-bldg-2.
Date of Intended Adoption: Not earlier than June 26, 2019.
Submit Written Comments to: DSHS Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 45850, Olympia, WA 98504, email DSHSRPAURulesCoordinator@dshs.wa.gov, fax 360-664-6185, by 5:00 p.m., June 25, 2019.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Jeff Kildahl, DSHS rules consultant, phone 360-664-6092, fax 360-664-6185, TTY 711 relay service, email Kildaja@dshs.wa.gov, by June 11, 2019.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The department is amending this rule to allow short-term employment support to be authorized for a maximum of six months at a time rather than three months at a time.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: These amendments reduce workloads for case managers and counties subcontracted as providers of short-term employment support. Increasing the amount of time for which the support can be authorized reduces the number of requests that will need to be submitted and approved.
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Name of Proponent: DSHS, governmental.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Chantelle Diaz, P.O. Box 45310, Olympia, WA 98504-5310, 360-407-1589; Implementation and Enforcement: Branda Matson, P.O. Box 45310, Olympia, WA 98504-5310, 360-407-1522.
A school district fiscal impact statement is not required under RCW 28A.305.135
A cost-benefit analysis is required under RCW 34.05.328
. A preliminary cost-benefit analysis may be obtained by contacting Chantelle Diaz, 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
This rule proposal, or portions of the proposal, is exempt from requirements of the Regulatory Fairness Act because the proposal:
Is exempt under RCW 19.85.025
(4) because the rules do not affect small businesses.
Explanation of exemptions: The proposed amendments impose no new or disproportionate costs on small businesses so a small business economic impact statement is not required.
May 14, 2019
Katherine I. Vasquez
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 13-01-076, filed 12/18/12, effective 1/18/13)
WAC 388-828-9360What ((are))is short-term employment ((supports))support?
(1) Short-term employment ((supports))support is a service that allows ((DDD))DDA to approve ((additional)) service hours in addition to the amount of your employment service base hours (((see))under WAC 388-828-9335(())) and add-on hours (((see))under WAC 388-828-9345(())) when:
(a) You are beginning a new job;
(b) There is a planned or unexpected change in your job or job duties;
(c) Your current employment is at risk and short-term supports are needed to assist you in maintaining your current job; or
(d) You are stuck on your pathway to employment and need individualized technical assistance.
(2) Short-term employment ((supports))support may be authorized for a maximum of ((three))six months at a time and may be reauthorized when:
(a) The circumstances identified in subsection (1) of this section ((WAC 388-828-9360(1))) continue((,))as evidenced by((,)) receipt of a current employment work plan or review describing the need; and
(b) Both your employment provider and county recommend continuing the use of short-term employment ((supports))support.