PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Developmental Disabilities Administration)
[Filed October 20, 2021, 11:09 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 388-101D-0065, chapter 388-825 WAC, WAC 388-845-1615, and other related rules as may be required.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The developmental disabilities administration (DDA) is planning to amend rules in chapters 388-825 and 388-101D WAC to align with amendments made by aging and long-term support administration to chapters 388-71 and 388-113 WAC regarding background checks, individual providers, and home care agencies. DDA is also planning to amend sections in chapters 388-825 and 388-845 WAC to implement the consumer-directed employer program and align with changes being made to modernize the CARE system. During the course of this review, DDA may identify additional changes that are necessary to improve clarity and update policy.
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, fax 360-407-0955, TTY 1-800-833-6388, email Chantelle.Diaz@dshs.wa.gov.
October 20, 2021
Katherine I. Vasquez