June 21, 2016

Scheduled Hearing Dates: 
June 21, 2016 10:00am

Rule-Making Hearing Docket

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Rule Title/Subject Contact Person Washington State Register Citations

WAC 388-97-0001, 1080, 1090

The Department is amending these rules to assure compliance with requirements from recently passed legislation SB 5600 and SHB 2678 (requirements originally passed through SHB 1274 and revised in SHB 2678 based on the outcome of a stakeholder workgroup).

Amy Abbott
(360) 725-2581
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 15-15-125
Proposed rules filed as WSR 16-10-060
Hearing Date: June 21, 2016

Chapter 388-829R, 845 WAC

The 2015-2017 biennium budgets provided funding to develop eight community respite beds for adults with developmental disabilities for the provision of short-term community-based planned respite services across the state as an alternative to using respite services in an institutional setting. Additionally, the budget funded eight enhanced respite beds across the state for children for the purpose of providing families and caregivers a break and an opportunity for behavioral stabilization for children. Without these services some families may be unable to continue to care for their children in their own homes and out-of-home placements could be necessary. These provisions may be found on pages 63 and 64 of ESSB 6052.S.L.

Alan McMullen
(360) 725-3524
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 15-20-015
Proposed rules filed as WSR 16-10-021
Hearing date: June 21, 2016



Chapters 388-823, 825, 828, 831, 845 WAC

The department is proposing to amend chapters 388-823, 388-825, 388-828, 388-831, and 388-845 WAC, and create new sections in chapter 388-845 WAC. The proposed rule changes are related to the Individual and Family Services (IFS) Waiver, the Community First Choice (CFC) program, the client’s choice for place of assessment, and Overnight Planned Respite Services.



Alan McMullen
(360) 725-3524
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 14-12-093, 14-22-082, 14-22-083, 15-12-060
Proposed rules filed as WSR 16-09-035
Hearing date: June 21, 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
FAX: (360) 664-6185