WSR 22-08-070
(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
April 4, 2022
Katherine I. Vasquez
Rules Coordinator