October 23, 2018

Scheduled Hearing Dates: 
October 23, 2018 10:00am

Rule-Making Hearing Docket

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Rule Title/Subject Contact Person Washington State Register Citations

WAC 388-478-0055

The department is proposing to amend WAC 388-478-0055 to update the monthly SSP Rate for those in medical institutions effective January 1, 2019 from $27.28 to $40.00. The maximum Personal Needs Allowance (PNA) standard has increased to seventy dollars for those in medical institutions and residential settings. The PNA is comprised of a social security withholding of $30.00 and the remainder of the PNA is supplemented with State Supplemental Payments (SSP).

Jared Beard
(360) 725-4617
Preproposal filed as WSR 18-15-045
Proposed rules filed as WSR 18-19-072
Hearing Date: October 23, 2018

WACs 388-418-0005, 470-0005, 0070

The department is proposing to amend WAC 388-418-0005, WAC 388-470-0005, and WAC 388-470-0070 to increase the resource limits used to determine cash assistance eligibility to $6,000 and the vehicle equity limit to $10,000.

Jared Beard
(360) 725-4617
Preproposal filed as WSR 18-15-096
Proposed rules filed as WSR 18-19-071
Hearing Date: October 23, 2018

WACs 388-450-0185, 0190, 0195, 478-0060

The proposed amendments will do the following: increase the maximum basic food allotments; increase the basic food standard deduction for 1-3 persons to $164, 4 persons to $174, 5 persons to $204, and 6 or more persons to $234; increase the maximum shelter deduction to $552; increase the standard utility allowance to $430, limited utility allowance to $336, and telephone utility allowance to $58; and increase the maximum gross monthly income and maximum net monthly income limit for household that are not categorically eligible for basic food.

Holly St. John
(360) 725-4895
Preproposal filed as WSR 18-05-078
Proposed rules filed as WSR 18-19-070
Hearing Date: October 23, 2018

WAC 388-106-0905

The department is proposing to amend WAC 388-106-0905(3) to correct an eligibility error for Medical Care Services (MCS) that occurred during the implementation of the Community First Choice (CFC) program. At the time of the implementing CFC program, the department changed the eligibility for Medical Personal Care to exclude Nursing Facility Level of Care (NFLOC), which inadvertently changed eligibility for MCS. The department filed an emergency rule as WSR 18-14-009 on June 22, 2018, that restores NFLOC eligibility for MCS.

Jamie Tong
(360) 725-3293
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 18-15-093
Proposed rules filed as WSR 18-19-050
Hearing Date: October 23, 2018

WACs 388-106-0045 and 0047

The department is proposing to amend WAC 388-106-0045 “When will the department authorize my long-term care services?” and WAC 388-106-0047 “When can the department terminate or deny long-term care services to me?” in order to clarify that client services may be authorized prior to the client's signature on the service summary and that services are not required to be terminated when the department is unable to obtain the client's signature on the service summary.

Barbara Hannemann
(360) 725-2525
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 18-11-040
Proposed rules filed as WSR 18-19-049
Hearing Date: October 23, 2018

Chapter 388-101D WAC

The department is proposing to create the new sections in chapter 388-101D WAC “Requirements for Providers of Residential Services and Supports."

Chantelle Diaz
(360) 407-1589
Preproposal filed as WSR 18-09-084
Proposed rules filed as WSR 18-19-028
Hearing Date: October 23, 2018

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