WSR 21-05-049
[Filed February 12, 2021, 10:04 a.m.]
Notice of Interpretive or Policy Statement
In accordance with RCW 34.05.230(12), following is a list of policy and interpretive statements issued by the department of social and health services (DSHS).
Aging and Long-Term Support Administration
Division of Home and Community Services (HCS)
Document Title: Public Notice.
Subject: 1915 (b)(4) Waiver application for selective contracting to enact the consumer directed employer program.
Effective Date: October 1, 2021.
Document description: In 2018, the Washington state legislature passed SB 6199 authorizing DSHS to create a consumer directed employer program. To implement this program, the state intended to file a 1915 (b)(4) waiver application for selective contracting, which would have applied to the following home and community-based services waiver programs effective July 1, 2021:
1915(c) New freedom waiver.
1915(c) Individual and family services waiver.
1915(c) Basic Plus waiver.
1915(c) Children's intensive in-home behavior support waiver.
1915(c) Core waiver.
All programs listed in this notice were also to be amended to reflect the concurrent operation with the 1915 (b)(4) waiver.
Notice was filed in the Washington State Register under WSR 20-22-087 on November 3, 2020. However, the submission of the 1915 (b)(4) application and waiver amendments were delayed; therefore the effective date for the 1915 (b)(4) waiver application and waiver amendments will be October 1, 2021.
To receive a copy of the interpretive or policy statements, contact Jamie Tong, HCS, P.O. Box 45600, Olympia, WA 98504-5600, phone 360-725-3293, TDD/TTY 1-877-905-0454, fax 360-438-8633, email, website