WSR 98-18-068



[Filed August 31, 1998, 4:27 p.m.]

The Following Sections are Proposed for Expedited Repeal: WAC 246-310-620 Certificate of need program reports.

Rules Proposed for Expedited Repeal Meet the Following Criteria: Rule is no longer necessary because of changed circumstances.

Any person who objects to the repeal of the rule must file a written objection to the repeal within thirty days after publication of this preproposal statement of inquiry.

Address Your Objection to: Janis R. Sigman, Manager, Certificate of Need Program, Department of Health, P.O. Box 47851, Olympia, WA 98504-7851.

Reason the Expedited Repeal of the Rule is Appropriate: There is no statutory requirement for the certificate of need program to publish an annual report. The program provides updated information in other report formats, therefore, publishing an annual report would be redundant.

August 28, 1998

Kristine Van Gorkom

Deputy Secretary