(1) WAC 388-71-0702 through 388-71-0776
contain the eligibility requirements for medicaid-funded adult day care and adult day health services. These rules also contain the requirements that apply to adult day care or day health centers that contract with the department, an area agency on aging, or other department designee to provide medicaid services to department clients. Nothing in these rules may be construed as requiring the department, area agency on aging, or other designee to contract with an adult day care or day health center.
(2) An adult day services program is a community-based program designed to meet the needs of adults with impairments through individual plans of care. This type of structured, comprehensive, nonresidential program provides a variety of health, social, and related support services in a protective setting. By supporting families and caregivers, an adult day services program enables the person to live in the community. An adult day services program assesses the needs of the persons served and offers services to meet those needs. The persons served attend on a planned basis. Nothing in this generic description of adult day services may be construed to modify the specific services or eligibility requirements referenced in the definition of adult day care and adult day health.
(3) The following definitions apply under WAC 388-71-0702 through 388-71-0774
(a) "Adult day care"
means the services under WAC 388-71-0704
that are provided to clients who meet the eligibility requirement under WAC 388-71-0708
(b) "Adult day center" means an adult day care or adult day health center. A day care or day health center for purposes of these rules is a center operating in a specific location, whether or not the center's owner also operates adult day centers in other locations.
(c) "Adult day health"
means the services under WAC 388-71-0706
that are provided to clients who meet the eligibility requirements under WAC 388-71-0710
(d) "Adult day services" is a generic term referring to adult day care and adult day health services.
(e) "Client" means an applicant for or recipient of medicaid-reimbursed adult day services.
(f) "Participant" means clients and other persons receiving adult day services at an adult day center.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050
, 74.04.057, 74.04.200, 74.08.090, 74.09.520, and 74.39A.030. WSR 03-06-024, § 388-71-0702, filed 2/24/03, effective 7/1/03.]