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PDFWAC 388-106-0055

What is the purpose of an assessment?

The purpose of an assessment is to:
(1) Determine eligibility for long-term care programs;
(2) Identify your strengths, limitations, goals, and preferences;
(3) Evaluate your living situation and environment;
(4) Evaluate your physical health, functional and cognitive abilities;
(5) Determine availability of informal supports, shared benefits, and other nondepartment paid resources;
(6) Determine need for intervention;
(7) Determine need for case management activities;
(8) Determine your classification group that will set your payment rate for residential care or number of hours of in-home care;
(9) Determine need for referrals; and
(10) Develop a plan of care, as defined in WAC 388-106-0010.
(11) In the case of New Freedom consumer directed services, the purpose of an assessment is to determine functional eligibility and for the participant to develop the New Freedom spending plan, as defined in WAC 388-106-0010.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.520, 74.39A.400 and 42 C.F.R. § 441.500-590. WSR 16-04-020, § 388-106-0055, filed 1/22/16, effective 2/22/16. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.520, 74.39A.030. WSR 06-16-035, § 388-106-0055, filed 7/25/06, effective 8/25/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.520. WSR 05-11-082, § 388-106-0055, filed 5/17/05, effective 6/17/05.]
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