WSR 99-07-103

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Medical Assistance Administration)

[ Filed March 23, 1999, 1:37 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 388-478-0075 and 388-478-0085.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.08.090, 74.04.057, 74.04.050, and 74.09.530.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The proposed amendment is necessary to adopt new federal poverty levels (FPL) effective April 1, 1999.

Process for Developing New Rule: The department invites the interested public to review and provide input into the adopted language of this proposed WAC amendment. The department will distribute draft material for an internal and external review process. All comments are taken into consideration before issuance of the final rule.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Joanie Scotson, Program Manager, Medical Assistance Administration, Mailstop 45530, Olympia, Washington 98504-5530, phone (360) 753-7462, fax (360) 753-7315, TDD 1-800-848-5429, e-mail SCOTSJK@DSHS.WA.GOV.

March 19, 1999

Edith M. Rice

for Marie Myerchin-Redifer, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

Washington State Code Reviser's Office