On Friday evening, the four leaders of the Washington Legislature agreed to extend current long term care-related rule waivers until June 17, 2020. The prohibitions on visitors are continued under the extension, as are staff training and certification waivers, among other critical issues related to delivery of care and services during this pandemic.
The leaders of the legislative “four corners” (each of the four legislative caucuses) must unanimously agree to the extensions. Not all requested proclamations were extended. House Republican leader JT Wilcox did not support extension of
, related to Department of Licensing activities. This proclamation does not have a direct impact on LTC services or waivers.
for the four corners letter. Click
for the WHCA tracker that details currently waived laws and regulations. We continue to work with the Governor’s Office, legislative leaders and DSHS related to long term care waivers.