January 26, 2016

Scheduled Hearing Dates: 
January 26, 2016 10:00am

Rule-Making Hearing Docket

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Rule Title/Subject Contact Person Washington State Register Citations

WAC 388-466-0150

The proposed rule change amends language to allow more exemption criteria for refugee employment and training requirements.

Jennie Fitzpatrick
(360) 725-4648

Preproposal notice filed as WSR 15-22-072
Proposed rules filed as WSR 16-01-120
Hearing Date: January 26, 2016

Chapter 388-865 WAC

The proposed new sections in chapter 388-865 WAC comply with Second Engrossed Second Substitute Senate Bill (2E2SSB) 5177 (Chapter 7, Laws of 2015) which requires, in part, the department to develop alternative locations and increased access to competency evaluation and restoration treatment services under chapter 10.77 RCW.

Kathy Sayre
(360) 725-1342
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 15-18-070
Proposed rules filed as WSR 16-01-124
Hearing date: Jan 26, 2016

Chapter 388-110 WAC

The Department is proposing these rules to comply with federal legislation around Home and Community Based Service Waivers (42 CFR 441.302).

Christi Pederson
(360) 725-2327
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 15-06-056
Proposed rules filed as WSR 16-01-122
Hearing date: Jan 26, 2016

Chapter 388-78A 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 References to the RCPP would thus be incorrect and will be repealed from chapter 388-78A WAC.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. The CR-102s for both divisions will be filed at the same time.

Christi Pederson
(360) 725-2327
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 15-01-179
Proposed rules filed as WSR 16-01-172
Hearing date: Jan 26, 2016

Chapter 388-76 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 References to the RCPP would thus be incorrect and will be repealed from chapter 388-76 WAC.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. The CR-102s for both divisions will be filed at the same time. Repealing the rules is beneficial to or supported by the regulated entities to prevent duplication of licensing rules. Also, the department is amending rules to comply with Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) new requirements for Home and Community Based Services regulations (42 CFR 441.302). As a part of the state’s transition plan to comply with the new rules, CMS has requested WACs be changed to ensure resident rights are being addressed.

Christi Pederson
(360) 725-2327
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 15-01-180
Proposed rules filed as WSR 16-01-176
Hearing date: Jan 26, 2016

Chapter 388-845 WAC

The Basic Plus Waiver and Core Waiver both provide home and community-based services to individuals as an alternative to placement in an Intermediate Care Facility for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities. CMS approved an amendment that removes Personal Care services from those waivers, as those services are available through the state’s 1915(k) Community First Choice (CFC) Option Program in the Medicaid State Plan. The CMS amendments also added a new service, Wellness Education, to both the Basic and Core waivers which provides wellness information to participants designed to assist them in achieving goals identified during their person-centered planning process. These rules will support the CMS decision and be in compliance with CFR 441.510 (d).

Bob Beckman
(360) 725-3445
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 15-19-018
Proposed rules filed as WSR 16-01-113
Hearing date: January 26, 2016

Chapter 388-107 WAC

The department is amending sections of 388-107 WAC in order to address concerns of the Center for Medicare/Medicaid Services (CMS) Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) and stakeholders with operationalization of the requirements stated therein.

Penelope Rarick
(360) 7258-3210

Preproposal notice filed as WSR 15-10-041
Proposed rules filed as WSR 15-24-037
Hearing date: January 26, 2016

 

 

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