PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Long-Term Support Administration)
[Filed April 4, 2022, 4:46 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is considering amending sections in chapter 388-106 WAC, Long-term care services, specifically the rules related to the TCARE assessment tool.
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 the following sections:
|•||WAC 388-106-1915 (3)(ii) to amend qualifications for TCARE assessment.|
|•||WAC 388-106-1921 to indicate changes made to TCARE screening and assessment process.|
|•||WAC 388-106-1931 to modify the TCARE screening measures.|
|•||WAC 388-106-1932 to indicate changes in the screening scores due to the changed screening measures.|
|•||WAC 388-106-1933 to indicate changes made to the GetCare screening questions and scores for step three services.|
Other related rule changes that arise during this rule making may be incorporated. Other related WAC sections may need to be updated as a result of this rule making.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Not applicable.
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 360-407-7582, TTY 360-493-2637, email Angel.Sulivan@dshs.wa.gov.
April 4, 2022
Katherine I. Vasquez