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WAC 388-828-5700

How does DDA determine your medical acuity level?

DDA uses your SIS support scores to questions in the exceptional medical support needs scale per WAC 388-828-4360 and the following table to determine your medical acuity level:
If you meet the following criteria:
Then your medical acuity level is:
Value
(1) If you have a score of 2 on questions 1, 4, and 7;
High
3
(2) If you have a score of 2 on any two of the following questions: 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, or 19;
High
3
(3) If your total exceptional medical support needs score is 8 or higher;
High
3
(4) If you have a score of 2 on any of the following questions: 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, or 19 and do not meet the criteria for a high medical acuity level;
Medium
2
(5) If your total exceptional medical support needs score is 6 or 7 and you do not meet the criteria for a high medical acuity level;
Medium
2
(6) If your total exceptional medical support needs score is 5 or less, but greater than zero, and you do not have a score of 2 on any questions excluding number 15;
Low
1
(7) If your total exceptional medical support needs score equals zero.
None
0
[Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030 and 71A.12.120. WSR 19-02-020, § 388-828-5700, filed 12/21/18, effective 2/1/19. Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030 and Title 71A RCW. WSR 07-10-029, § 388-828-5700, filed 4/23/07, effective 6/1/07.]
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