February 6, 2018

Scheduled Hearing Dates: 
February 06, 2018 10:00am

Rule-Making Hearing Docket

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Rule Title/Subject Contact Person Washington State Register Citations

WAC 388-76-10000

The department is amending WAC 388-76-10000 “Definitions” to strike the term “willful” from the definition list as a result of an order by the Division III Court of Appeals in Crosswhite v. DSHS invalidating the current definition of “willful”.  The removal of the current term is necessary to comply with the court’s order.

Claudia Baetge
360-725-2589
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 17-19-104
Proposed rules filed as WSR 18-02-110
Hearing Date: February 6, 2018

WAC 388-78A-2590, 2592, 2594

The department is proposing to amend WAC 388-78A-2590, WAC 388-78A-2592, and WAC 388-78A-2594. The department is amending these rules to conform to current department practice related to management agreements.  For example, the department is removing language indicating that the department approves all management agreements.

Jeanette Childress
360-725-2591
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 17-09-020
Proposed rules filed as WSR 18-02-099
Hearing Date: February 6, 2018

WAC 388-827-0105, 0120

The department is proposing to amend WAC 388-827-0105 “Who is eligible for a state supplementary payment?” and WAC 388-827-0120 “May DDA deny, reduce, or terminate a state supplementary payment?”

Chantelle Diaz
(360) 407-1589
Preproposal filed as WSR 17-19-101
Proposed rules filed as WSR 18-02-097
Hearing Date: February 6, 2018

Chapter 388-829B WAC

The department is proposing to create new sections in a new chapter 388-829B WAC “Enhanced Case Management Program.”

Chantelle Diaz
(360) 407-1589
Preproposal filed as WSR 17-11-110
Proposed rules filed as WSR 18-02-095
Hearing Date: February 6, 2018

WAC 388-447-0005, 449-0010

These changes ensure that the eligibility standards adopted by the department for the Aged, Blind, or Disabled (ABD) and the Housing and Essential Needs (HEN) Referral programs are consistent with, and not more restrictive than, standards adopted by the Social Security Administration (SSA).

Nicholas Swiatkowski
(360) 725-4638
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 17-11-086
Proposed rules filed as WSR 18-02-061
Hearing Date: February 6, 2018

Chapter 388-01 WAC

The proposed amended rules add language to clarify, update, and ensure clear policies for responding to public records requests under chapter 42.56 RCW, and align policy to comply with new statutes. The proposed repeal of WAC 388-01-040 removes existing redundant language, and the proposed new section WAC 388-01-005 adds a new definition section for rule clarity.

DSHS Public Records Officer
(360) 902-8484
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 17-17-102
Proposed rules filed as WSR 18-01-100
Hearing Date: February 6, 2018

Chapter 388-810, 865, 877, 877A, 877B, 877C WAC

The department is proposing to amend existing rules and create new rules in chapter 388-877 WAC regarding behavioral health services to provide a single set of regulations for behavioral health agencies to follow in order to provide mental health, substance use disorder, co-occurring, and pathological and problem gambling services. The department is also proposing to repeal chapters 388-810, 388-877A, 388-877B, 388-877C WAC, and repeal specific sections of chapters 388-865 and 388-877 WAC. The department has created a crosswalk table of existing and new WAC sections for reference purposes.

Stephanie Vaughn
(360) 725-1342
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 17-16-156
Proposed rules filed as WSR 17-24-079
Hearing Date: February 6, 2018

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