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Rule Title/Subject Contact Person Washington State Register Citations

WAC 388-450-0185, 0190. 0195, 388-478-0060, 388-492-0070-388-412-0015

The department is proposing to amend these rules to implement annual adjustments to standards for the Washington Basic Food Program

Jenny Grayum
(360) 725-4583
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 13-05-081, 13-07-013, and 13-09-067
Proposed rules filed as WSR 14-01-113
Hearing date: January 22, 2014

WAC 388-412-0040, 0046, 388-446-0015

The Department is proposing to amend: WAC 388-412-0040 “Can I get my benefits replaced?”, WAC 388-412-0046 “What is the purpose of DSHS cash and food assistance benefits and how can I use my benefits?, and WAC 388-446- 0015, “What is an intentional program violation (IPV) and administrative disqualification hearings (ADH) for food assistance?”

Jenny Grayum
(360) 725-4583
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 13-20-041
Proposed rules filed as WSR 14-01-111
Hearing date: January 22, 2014

WAC 388-410-0020 and 388-410-0030

The Department is proposing to amend: WAC 388-410-0020, “What happens if I receive more Basic Food or WASHCAP benefits than I am supposed to receive?” and WAC 388-410-0030, “How does the department calculate and set up my Basic Food or WASHCAP overpayment?”

Jenny Grayum
(360) 725-4583
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 13-19-069
Proposed rules filed as WSR 14-01-110
Hearing date: January 22, 2014

WAC 388-410-0025 and 388-410-0033

The Department is proposing to amend: WAC 388-410-0025 “Am I responsible for an overpayment in my assistance unit?” and WAC 388-410-0033, “How and when does the department collect a Basic Food or WASHCAP overpayment?”

Jenny Grayum
(360) 725-4583
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 13-09-065
Proposed rules filed as WSR 14-01-109
Hearing date: January 22, 2014

WAC 388-823-1010, 388-832-0085, 388-827-0115, 388-827-0145 and 388-828-9140

Allow the DDA to continue enrollment of individuals onto the Individual and Family Services (IFS) program, who have been waiting for needed services and supports. These changes will enable families to continue caring for their family members in their own homes and help stabilize families and individuals who are experiencing increased caregiving stress and crisis by providing respite from their caregiving duties.

Alan McMullen
(360) 725-3524
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 13-18-022
Proposed rules filed as WSR 14-01-108
Hearing date: January 22, 2014

Chapter 388-877A WAC

New Section: WAC 388-877A-0138 Outpatient mental health services—Individual treatment services. Amend: WAC 388-877A-0138 Outpatient mental health services— General; WAC 388-877A-0100 Outpatient mental health services—Agency staff requirements; WAC 388-877B-0320 Chemical dependency outpatient treatment services—Clinical record content and documentation; WAC 388-877B-0420 Chemical dependency opiate substitution treatment services—Clinical record content and documentation requirements; WAC 388-877B-0500 Chemical dependency assessment services—General.

Kathy Sayre
(360) 725-1342
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 13-16-103
Proposed rules filed as WSR 14-01-107
Hearing date: January 22, 2014

WAC 388-877A-0370

New Section: WAC 388-877A-0370 Recovery support services requiring program-specific certification—Applied behavior analysis (ABA) services. Repeal: WAC 388- 865-0400 Community support service providers; WAC 388-865-0405 Competency requirements for staff; WAC 388-865- 0420 Intake evaluation; WAC 388-865-0425 Individual service plan; WAC 388-865-0460 Counseling and psychotherapy services—Additional standards; WAC 388-865-0469 Applied behavior analysis (ABA) services.

Kathy Sayre
(360) 725-1342
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 13-16-103
Proposed rules filed as WSR 14-01-106
Hearing date: January 22, 2014

WAC 388-106-0135 and 388-106-0136

The department is amending rules as a result of a settlement agreement reached in D.B. v. Arnold-Williams,W.D. Wa. No. 11-cv-2017-RBL. The rules will establish a limitation extension process to request medically necessary additional hours of personal care services for individuals under the age of 21, and provide a fair hearing process to challenge the denial of such services.

Angel Sulivan
(360) 725-2495
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 12-16-108
Proposed rules filed as WSR 14-01-105
Hearing date: January 22, 2014

Contact the DSHS Rules Coordinator to:

Rules Coordinator  
Rules and Policies Assistance Unit Phone: (360) 664-6097
PO Box 45850 TTY: (360) 664-6178
Olympia, WA 98504 FAX: (360) 664-6185