WSR 02-08-017

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH


(Facilities and Services Licensing)

[ Filed March 25, 2002, 11:15 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Repealing chapter 246-388 WAC, Rural health care facility licensing rules.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 70.175.040 and 70.175.100.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Rural health care facility licensing rules were adopted in January 1991. Currently there are no licensed rural health care facilities nor has the program ever received an application for licensure.

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

Process for Developing New Rule: The department will solicit comments from interested parties through mailings and a public meeting for the repeal of chapter 246-388 WAC.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Allen Spaulding, Department of Health, P.O. Box 47852, Olympia, WA 98502-7852, phone (360) 705-6655, fax (360) 705-6654, e-mail al.spaulding@doh.wa.gov.

Mary C. Selecky

Secretary

Washington State Code Reviser's Office