WSR 97-22-088

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

STATE BOARD OF HEALTH

[Filed November 5, 1997, 8:17 a.m.]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Rules for the children with special health care needs program, chapter 246-710 WAC.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 43.20A.635.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Language for existing rules for the children with special health care needs (CSHCN) program is outdated. Revisions now under development include clarification of language and deletion of obsolete references.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: Local health jurisdictions and other organizations will have an opportunity to review and comment on draft rules before proposed rules are filed with the Office of the Code Reviser, and comments will be considered before proceeding to file proposed rules. Existing program mailing lists will be used to notify the public of draft and proposed rules. The Board of Health will conduct a public hearing before taking action on proposed rules.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication. Opportunities for involvement in rules development are described above. The staff contact for rules changes is Jan Fleming, Acting Program Manager, Children with Special Health Care Needs, Mailstop 47880, Olympia, Washington 98504, (360) 586-6721, (360) 586-7868.

November 4, 1997

S. I. Beck

Executive Director

Legislature Code Reviser

Register

Washington State Code Reviser's Office