74.39A.110  <<  74.39A.120 >>   74.39A.130

Chore servicesExpenditure limitationPrioritiesRule on patient resource limit.

(1) The department shall establish a monthly dollar lid for each region on chore services expenditures within the legislative appropriation. Priority for services shall be given to the following situations:
(a) People who were receiving chore personal care services as of June 30, 1995;
(b) People for whom chore personal care services are necessary to return to the community from a nursing home;
(c) People for whom chore personal care services are necessary to prevent unnecessary nursing home placement; and
(d) People for whom chore personal care services are necessary as a protective measure based on referrals resulting from an adult protective services investigation.
(2) The department shall require a client to participate in the cost of chore services as a necessary precondition to receiving chore services paid for by the state. The client shall retain an amount equal to one hundred percent of the federal poverty level, adjusted for household size, for maintenance needs. The department shall consider the remaining income as the client participation amount for chore services except for those persons whose participation is established under *RCW 74.08.570.
(3) The department shall establish, by rule, the maximum amount of resources a person may retain and be eligible for chore services.


*Reviser's note: RCW 74.08.570 was recodified as RCW 74.39A.150 pursuant to 1995 1st sp.s. c 18 s 34.
Conflict with federal requirementsSeverabilityEffective date1995 1st sp.s. c 18: See notes following RCW 74.39A.030.
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