Health Care Authority Rulemaking Notice

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Health Care Authority Rulemaking Notice

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Preproposal - Notice of Intent (CR101)

Chapter 182-559, Foundational community support
Purpose: The agency is amending chapter 182-559 WAC, Foundational community supports, to align with changes to the Foundational Community Supports program protocol that was recently approved by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The agency is adding new WAC sections to provide more detailed information as required by the protocol. The agency is adding a new WAC section to clarify the grievance and appeals process for clients receiving services through the Foundational Community Supports program. During the course of this review, the agency may identify additional related changes that are required in order to improve clarity or update policy. (WSR 18-01-133)

182-535-1084 Dental-related services - Covered - Restorative services
Purpose: This section is being revised to align with the Department of Health’s (DOH) recent decision to designate silver diamine fluoride as a topical preventative agent and that the use of silver diamine fluoride is within the scope of practice for dental hygienists working under RCW 18.29.056. (WSR 18-01-134)

Emergency Adoption (CR103E)

182-559-100 Foundational community supports program - General
182-559-150 Foundational community supports program - Definitions
182-559-200 Foundational community supports program - Eligible providers
182-559-300 Foundational community supports program - Eligibility
182-559-400 Foundational community supports program - Payment
Purpose: The agency is revising the following rules to align with changes to the Foundational Community Supports program protocol that was recently approved by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The agency is revising the name of WAC 182-559-300 to reflect that this section contains eligibility for community support services (also known as supportive housing services) only. The agency is adding a new section, WAC 182-559-350, Foundational community supports program – Eligibility for supported employment services, to provide more detailed information as required by the protocol. The agency is adding new WAC 182-559-600, Foundational community supports program – Grievance and appeals system, to clarify the grievance and appeals process for clients receiving services through the Foundational Community Supports program. In order to receive federal funding for the Foundational Community Supports program, the rules must align with the CMS protocol and be in place before December 31, 2017. (WSR 18-01-146