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Are there limits to the respite care you may receive?

The following limits apply to the respite care you may receive:
(1) For basic plus, core, and the children's intensive in-home behavioral support (CIIBS) waivers, the developmental disabilities administration (DDA) assessment will determine how much respite you may receive under chapter 388-828 WAC.
(2) For the individual and family services (IFS) waiver, the dollar amount for your annual allocation in your IFS waiver limits the amount of respite care you may receive.
(3) Respite must not replace:
(a) Day care while your parent or guardian is at work; or
(b) Personal care hours available to you.
(4) If you receive respite in a private home, the home must be licensed to provide respite care unless the home is:
(a) Your private home; or
(b) The home of a relative under WAC 388-825-345.
(5) If you receive respite from a provider who requires licensure, the respite services are limited to activities and age-specific criteria contained in the provider's license.
(6) Your individual respite provider must not provide:
(a) Other DDA services for you during your respite care hours; or
(b) DDA paid services to other persons during your respite care hours.
(7) Your primary caregivers must not provide other DDA services for you during your respite care hours.
(8) If your personal care provider is your parent and you live in your parent's adult family home you must not receive respite.
(9) DDA must not pay for fees - such as a membership or insurance fee - associated with your respite care.
(10) If you require respite care from a licensed practical nurse (LPN) or a registered nurse (RN), respite services may be authorized using an LPN or RN. Respite services are limited to the assessed respite care hours identified in your person-centered service plan. Respite provided by an LPN or RN requires a prior approval by the regional administrator or designee.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 71A.12.120, and 42 C.F.R. 441.301 (c)(6). WSR 23-18-035, § 388-845-1620, filed 8/29/23, effective 9/29/23. Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 71A.12.120, 42 C.F.R. 441 Subpart G. WSR 18-14-001, § 388-845-1620, filed 6/20/18, effective 7/21/18. Statutory Authority: 2014 c 139, 2014 c 166, 2015 3rd sp.s. c 4, RCW 71A.12.030, and 71A.12.120. WSR 16-17-009, § 388-845-1620, filed 8/4/16, effective 9/4/16. Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030 and 2012 c 49. WSR 13-24-045, § 388-845-1620, filed 11/26/13, effective 1/1/14. Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 74.08.090 and 2012 c 49. WSR 13-04-005, § 388-845-1620, filed 1/24/13, effective 2/24/13. Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 71A.12.120, 2009 c 194, and 2008 c 329 § 205 (1)(i), and Title 71A RCW. WSR 10-22-088, § 388-845-1620, filed 11/1/10, effective 12/2/10. Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 71A.12.120 and Title 71A RCW. WSR 08-20-033, § 388-845-1620, filed 9/22/08, effective 10/23/08; WSR 07-20-050, § 388-845-1620, filed 9/26/07, effective 10/27/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 71A.12.12 [ 71A.12.120] and chapter 71A.12 RCW. WSR 06-01-024, § 388-845-1620, filed 12/13/05, effective 1/13/06.]
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