February 9, 2016

Scheduled Hearing Dates: 
February 09, 2016 10:00am

Rule-Making Hearing Docket

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Rule Title/Subject Contact Person Washington State Register Citations

Chapter 388-25 WAC

In March 2015, Fostering Connections legislation added a fourth eligibility criterion to the Extended Foster Care WACs allowing youth to be employed more than 80 hours or more per month. The following WACs are being amended to align with federal legislation: WAC 388-25-0502 “What is the purpose of the extended foster care program?”, WAC 388-25-0504 “What is extended foster care?”, WAC 388-25-0506 “Who is eligible for extended foster care?”, WAC 388-25-0515 “How does a youth demonstrate participation in a program or activity designed to promote employment or remove barriers to employment?”, WAC 388-25-0516 “What if an eligible youth does not want to participate in the extended foster care program?”, WAC 388-25-0528 “How does a youth agree to participate in the extended foster care program?”, WAC 388-25-0540 “How does CA determine a youth's continuing eligibility for the extended foster care program?”, WAC 388-25-0546 “What must the youth do to remain in the extended foster care program?”, and WAC 388-25-0548 “When is a youth no longer eligible for the extended foster care program?”

Mireya Beltre
(360) 902-7871
Preproposal filed as WSR 15-22-048
Proposed rules filed as WSR 16-02-105
Hearing Date: February 9, 2016

WAC 388-444-0030

The proposed amendments under this filing incorporate the annual update to Washington’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) state plan concerning able-bodied adults without dependents (ABAWD) time-limits, work requirements, and waivers for all counties in Washington State except King, Snohomish, and most of Pierce County. The cities of Tacoma and Lakewood in Pierce County will remain exempt. The current ABAWD waiver is due to expire December 31, 2015. This rule filing is needed to reflect the new partial-state waiver in state administrative code. Rules will also be amended to add clarification and remove unnecessary information. This rule will be adopted via emergency rule filing effective January 1, 2016. All non-exempt ABAWD individuals in King, Snohomish, and parts of Pierce County could lose Basic Food benefits as early as April 1, 2016 if they are not participating in an approved work activity.

Corinna Adams
(360) 725-4640
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 15-20-110
Proposed rules filed as WSR 16-02-106
Hearing Date: February 9, 2016

Chapter 388-111 WAC

Resident Client Protection Program (RCPP) has been moved into Adult Protective Services and the rules will be administered under chapter 388-71 WAC and chapter 388-106 WAC. References to the RCPP would thus be incorrect and will be repealed from chapter 388-111 WAC. Residential Care Services is coordinating to eliminate these WAC sections at the same time Home and Community Services is incorporating them into their WACs. Both divisions will file permanent CR-103s with the same effective date.

Christi Pederson
(360) 725-2327
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 15-01-176
Proposed rules filed as WSR 16-02-045
Hearing Date: February 9, 2016

Chapter 388-107 WAC

Resident Client Protection Program (RCPP) has been moved into Adult Protective Services and the rules will be administered under chapter 388-71 WAC and chapter 388-106 WAC. References to the RCPP would thus be incorrect and will be repealed from chapter 388-107 WAC. Residential Care Services is coordinating to eliminate these WAC sections at the same time Home and Community Services is incorporating them into their WACs. Both divisions will file permanent CR-103s with the same effective date.

Christi Pederson
(360) 725-2327
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 15-01-175
Proposed rules filed as WSR 16-02-046
Hearing Date: February 9, 2016

WAC 388-106-0010, 0135, 388-71-0552

The Department is amending WAC 388-106-0010 "What definitions apply to this chapter?" and WAC 388-106-0135, "What is the maximum number of hours of personal care services that I can receive for in-home services?", and adding a new section WAC 388-71-0552 "What may happen if an individual provider (IP) claims more than the maximum hours assigned by the client in a work week?" New U.S. Department of Labor rules may require the Department to pay overtime to Individual Providers (IPs). The proposed rules are one of a series of changes that will eventually enable the Department to pay overtime while also maximizing the effective use of limited state resources. The proposed rules change the allocation of personal care hours from a monthly basis to a weekly basis. They also describe how the Department may respond when IPs submit invoices for services that exceed the maximum weekly hours under a client’s plan of care. The department anticipates additional rule-making in 2016 as it moves toward the payment of overtime.

Angel Sulivan
360-725-2495
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 15-19-135
Proposed rules filed as WSR 16-01-179
Hearing date: February 9, 2016

Chapter 388-865 WAC

The Department is adopting rules to comply with Second Substitute Senate Bill (2SSB) 6312, Chapter 225, Laws of 2014, that requires the Regional Support Networks (RSNs) to be renamed Behavioral Health Organizations (BHOs) effective April 1, 2016, and authorizes the Department to establish regional service areas within the state and integrate substance use disorder treatment with mental health services. The rules also update the verbiage "chemical dependency" to "substance use disorders", amend and add new definitions, move the grievance system rules from chapter 388-877A WAC to chapter 388-877 WAC, and make updates to provide clarifications.

Kathy Sayre
(360) 725-1342

Preproposal notice filed as WSR 15-18-035
Proposed rules filed as WSR 16-01-026
Hearing date: February 9, 2016

 

 

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