August 23, 2016

Scheduled Hearing Dates: 
August 23, 2016 10:00am

Rule-Making Hearing Docket

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Rule Title/Subject Contact Person Washington State Register Citations

WACs 388-105-0045, 388-106-0336, 0337, 0338

The Department was directed to develop Enhanced Service Facilities in the 2013-15 Biennium Budget. The DSHS Home and Community Services Division developed the 1915 (c) Residential Support Waiver (RSW) to provide Medicaid funding of supports and services in certain residential settings. These rules will be amended to add retainer payments to the RSW and to add two new waiver services, Adult Day Health and Expanded Community Services.

Barbara Hanneman
(360) 725-2525
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 16-04-070
Proposed rules filed as WSR 16-15-062
Hearing Date: August 23, 2016

WACs 388-845-2280, 2285

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) approved an additional service to the Individual and Family Services (IFS) 1915(c) waiver. Wellness Education was added and allows the Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) to provide wellness information to waiver participants to assist them in achieving goals identified during their person-centered planning process.

Alan McMullen
(360) 725-3524
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 16-09-046
Proposed rules filed as WSR 16-15-060
Hearing date: August 23, 2016

Chapter 388-76 WAC

The department is proposing to amend the following sections in chapter 388-76 WAC, Adult Family Home Minimum Licensing Requirements: WAC 388-76-1000 “Definitions”, WAC 388-76-10145 “Qualifications – Licensed nurse as provider, entity representative or resident manager”, WAC 388-76-10463 “Medication – Psychopharmacologic”, WAC 388-76-10535 “Resident rights – Notice of change to services”,    WAC 388-76-10540 “Resident Rights – Disclosure of fees and charges – Notice requirements – Deposits”, WAC 388-76-10650 “Medical devices”, WAC 388-76-10655 “Physical restraints”,  WAC 388-76-10715 “Doors – Ability to open”, WAC 388-76-10730 “Grab bars and hand rails”, WAC 388-76-10825 “Space heaters and stoves”, WAC 388-76-10845 “Emergency drinking water supply”, WAC 388-76-10865 “Emergency evacuation from adult family home”, and WAC 388-76-10895 “Emergency evacuation drills – Frequency and participation”. The department also is proposing to repeal WAC 388-76-10820 “Resident evacuation capabilities and location of resident bedrooms” and WAC 388-76-10880 “Emergency evacuation adult family home bedrooms”.

Sherise Baltazar
(360) 725-3204
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 16-10-066
Proposed rules filed as WSR 16-14-037
Hearing Date: August 23, 2016

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Rules Coordinator

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