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PDFWAC 388-845-0005

What are home and community based services (HCBS) waivers?

(1) Home and community based services (HCBS) waivers are services approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) under section 1915(c) of the Social Security Act as an alternative to intermediate care facility for individuals with intellectual disabilities (ICF/IID).
(2) Certain federal regulations are "waived" enabling the provision of services in the home and community to individuals who would otherwise require the services provided in an ICF/IID as defined in chapters 388-835 and 388-837 WAC.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 71A.12.120, and 42 C.F.R. 441.301 (c)(6). WSR 23-18-035, § 388-845-0005, filed 8/29/23, effective 9/29/23. Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 74.08.090 and 2012 c 49. WSR 13-04-005, § 388-845-0005, filed 1/24/13, effective 2/24/13. Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 71A.12.12 [ 71A.12.120] and chapter 71A.12 RCW. WSR 06-01-024, § 388-845-0005, filed 12/13/05, effective 1/13/06.]
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