WSR 98-20-066

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

[Filed October 2, 1998, 3:48 p.m.]



Subject of Possible Rule Making: The Office of Managed Care and coordinated quality improvement program will review and revise the coordinated quality improvement program rules, chapter 246-50 WAC.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 43.70.510 Health care services coordinated quality improvement program.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Rules are already in place for this program, but are unclear and do not appropriately apply to the health care settings that have the ability to apply for this voluntary program. Health care settings who can apply for this voluntary program are health care institutions and medical facilities, other than hospitals, that are licensed by the Department of Health, professional societies or organizations, health plans, and provider groups of ten or more providers. We intend to make the rules apply appropriately to these types of health care settings, as well as create language and requirements that are understandable.

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

Process for Developing New Rule: We will request input from all interested parties in drafting revisions through an initial mailing. Draft amendments will then be mailed requesting additional input.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication. If you wish to have information mailed to you, please contact Brook Lawson, Office of Managed Care and Coordinated Quality Improvement Program. P.O. Box 47850, Olympia, WA 98504-7850, phone (360) 664-2196, after October 16, 1998, (360) 236-4628, fax (360) 586-0398, after October 16, 1998, (360) 236-4626, e-mail bll0303@doh.wa.gov.

October 2, 1998

K. Van Gorkom

Deputy Secretary

Legislature Code Reviser

Register

Washington State Code Reviser's Office