Stakeholder Notices - Rules - Rule-Making Activities
April 7, 2014: The first meeting of the Adult Behavioral Health System Task Force (2SSB 6312) will be April 22, 9-3:30, at the Criminal Justice Training Commission in Burien. For details and to sign up for notices of future meetings, visit http://www.leg.wa.gov/jointcommittees/ABHS/Pages/default.aspx.
Oct 31, 2013: Letter to CMS requesting additional clarification
Oct 8, 2013: Medicaid Expansion Adult Non-IMD IIP Treatment Beds
Sept 18, 2013: CMS Extends Deadline for Corrective Action Plan to Dec 2
October 1, 2012: Medicaid Mental Health Waiver Amendment for RSN Consolidations
June 22, 2012: FAQ for Non-IMD Pilot Projects RFI
May 15, 2012: Limits on CD Assessments
April 2012: Draft Mental Health Waiver Renewal
October 21, 2011: Mental Health Licensing and Certification Unit Fully Staffed
September 2011: Unified Block Grant State Plan
May 26, 2011: 2011-13 Budget Impact Meeting
Dec 23, 2010: DOH Interim Guidance for Medication Practices
Dec 28, 2009: Healthcare Integration
Sept 29, 2009: GAU Managed Care Expansion
April 17, 2013: 2015-15 Behavioral Health Block Grant Final Plan
Jan 23, 2013 - Block Grant Needs Assessment Presentations:
Application Documents and Forms
|Communications regarding the Unified Block Grant application process|
|DBHR Unified Block Grant Application Sections|
|Additional sections of the UBG narrative.
|SAMHSA Block Grant Application Instructions|
|FY 2012-2013 Block Grant Application|
|FY2012 Mental Health Block Grant Reporting|
|FY2012 Substance Abuse Prevention & Treatment Block Grant Reporting|
|For the most current version of all SAMHSA Block Grant documents visit their web site: click here|
|National Documents used for background in preparing the UBG application.|
|Washington State Documents used for background in preparing the UBG application.|
|Last year’s Block Grant Applications|
Recent Rule-Making Activities
Updates to Chapter 388-800 WAC: The Legislature did not appropriate any funds for the Alcohol and Drug Addiction Treatment and Support Act (ADATSA) in the new biennium budget. ADATSA-related medical care services recipients will be Medicaid eligible under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) starting January 1, 2014.
9/26/13: CR-102 Proposed Rule Making
The department is repealing WAC 388-865-0217 because the legislature did not appropriate funds for the Psychiatric indigent inpatient (PII) program beyond December 31, 2013. Individuals eligible for the PII program may be considered newly eligible under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) rules beginning January 1, 2014.
9/17/13: CR-102 Proposed Rule Making
These permanent rules provide minimum standards for agencies to obtain and maintain licensure from DSHS so that licensed agencies may contract with HCA to deliver ABA services to eligible individuals.
In 2011, DBHR initiated a comprehensive rule-making process with providers and other partners to develop draft rules for behavioral health treatment services.
The new rules, which are effective July 1, 2013, are intended to streamline administrative, personnel and clinical policies and procedures that address specific treatment populations and levels of care, and to improve client care.
June 2013: New Rules for Behavioral Health Services, Effective July 1, 2013
Standard administrative rules for all programs:CR-103P Rule-Making Order; CR-103P Appendix "A"; and permanent rules for chapter 388-877 WAC, Behavioral Health Services Administrative Requirements
- Program specific rules: CR-103P Rule-Making Order; CR-103P Appendix "A"; CR-103P Appendix "B" Repealed Rules; and permanent rules for chapter 388-877A WAC, Outpatient Mental Health Services, chapter 388-877B WAC, Chemical Dependency Services, and chapter 388-877C WAC, Problem and Pathological Gambling Services.
May 2012: Draft CBA/SBEIS
June 2011: Stakeholder notes from meeting with DBHR
May 2011: Integrated WAC June Stakeholder Meeting
April 2011: Integrated WAC Rulemaking Notice
Sept 2010: Charter for integrated WAC for COD
Under the 2011-13 Omnibus Operating Budget, the department must establish certification fees at an amount adequate to reimburse costs for its certification and regulation activities for approved chemical treatment programs.
Under the 2011-13 Omnibus Operating Budget, the department must establish licensing and certification fees at an amount adequate to reimburse costs for its certification and regulation activities for approved mental health treatment programs.
Implements Chapter 302, Laws of 2011 (SSB 5187) that requires, in part, an inpatient psychiatric facility that provides services to minors to inform, both verbally and in writing, a parent or guardian of a minor who is seeking treatment for that minor, of all statutorily available treatment options, including the option for parent-initiated treatment.