WSR 23-14-068
(Economic Services Administration)
[Filed June 28, 2023, 3:26 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department of social and health services (DSHS) is planning to amend WAC 388-474-0012 What is a state supplemental payment and who can get it?, 388-478-0055 How much do I get from my state supplemental payments (SSP)?, and other related rules as appropriate.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, 74.04.500, 74.04.510, 74.08.090, 74.08A.120, and 74.08A.250.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Planned amendments will update the SSP standard rate for individuals who are receiving care in a medical institution or residential setting. This rate is based off the Washington state institutional personal needs allowance (PNA) standard which will increase due to the passage of HB 1128 (chapter 201, Laws of 2023), effective July 1, 2023.
Process for Developing New Rule: 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 Gary Fryer, P.O. Box 45470, Olympia, WA 98504-5470, phone 253-720-5306, fax 360-725-4905, email
June 26, 2023
Katherine I. Vasquez
Rules Coordinator