HCBS - Residential Support Waiver Amendments

HCBS – COPES Waiver Amendment (WA.0049)

HCA and ALTSA intend to submit an amendment application for the COPES waiver to reflect the following change:

  • The service definition of Home Delivered Meals will be expanded to allow an additional service delivery option of home delivered meals sent to clients via mail in addition to the option of in-person delivery. The amendment will remove the face-to-face visit requirement for all home delivered meals.

The effective date of this change will be July 1, 2022.

The waiver amendment can be seen here.

A paper copy of the draft amendment is available upon request by contacting Grace Brower at the address listed below.

DSHS welcomes all comments on the draft waiver amendment.  Comments may be submitted to DSHS through the website address listed above or may be mailed to Grace Brower at the address listed below.  DSHS will receive comments through 5:00 pm close of business on December 31, 2021.

Grace Brower, Home and Community Services Division
Aging and Long-Term Support Administration
P.O. Box 45600
Olympia, WA 98504-5600