WSR 99-01-165

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES

(Aging and Adult Services Administration)

[Filed December 23, 1998, 10:43 a.m.]



Subject of Possible Rule Making: Amend WAC 388-86-071 Private duty nursing services, to develop specific program requirements for adults (over age eighteen) requesting services through the private duty nursing program.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.520, 42 CFR 440.80.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Develop rules that apply to adults over the age of eighteen. Aging and Adult Services Administration (AASA) has assumed the private duty nursing program for adults from medical assistance, and rules specific to AASA clients need to be in WAC.

Process for Developing New Rule: AASA will conduct an internal and external review process prior to filing the CR-102, notice of proposed rule making. AASA will prepare initial draft regulations which will be provided to stakeholders for review. Opportunities for discussion and input will be scheduled for stakeholders, consumers, providers, case managers, and other stakeholder agencies and interested parties. Public meetings will be held to seek comments and recommendations on initial draft regulations. Dates, times, and locations of public meetings will be mailed out in advance. Initial draft rules will be mailed to interested parties in advance of each meeting. Comments and recommendations received up to the deadline will be reviewed and considered before and during the process of drafting proposed rules.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Sue McDonough, Aging and Adult Services Administration, P.O. Box 45600, Olympia, WA 98504-5600, phone (360) 407-0331, TTY (360) 493-2637, fax (360) 438-8633, e-mail smcdonou@dshs.wa.gov.

December 22, 1998

Marie Myerchin-Redifer, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

Legislature Code Reviser 

Register

Washington State Code Reviser's Office