WSR 04-02-055

PROPOSED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Medical Assistance Administration)

[ Filed January 6, 2004, 12:12 p.m. ]

Continuance of WSR 03-24-103.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 03-10-049.

Title of Rule: New chapter 388-553 WAC, Home infusion therapy/parenteral nutrition program. WAC 388-553-100 Home infusion therapy/parenteral nutrition program -- General, 388-553-200 Home infusion therapy/parenteral nutrition program -- Definitions, 388-553-300 Home infusion therapy/parenteral nutrition program -- Client eligibility and assignment, 388-553-400 Home infusion therapy/parenteral nutrition program -- Provider requirements, and 388-553-500 Home infusion therapy/parenteral nutrition program -- Covered services and limitations.

Purpose: To incorporate into rule the home infusion therapy/parenteral nutrition program.

Other Identifying Information: Due to severe snow conditions, the scheduled January 6, 2004, public hearing on this proposed rule is continued to 10:00 a.m., January 27, 2004. The written comment deadline is continued to 5:00 p.m., January 27, 2004. See below for the hearing location and written comment information.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Kathy Sayre, P.O. Box 5533, Olympia, WA 98504, (360) 725-1342; Implementation and Enforcement: Shirley Munkberg, P.O. Box 5533, Olympia, WA 98504, (360) 725-1570.

Name of Proponent: , governmental.

Hearing Location: Lacey Government Center, Room 104-B, 1009 College Street, Lacey, WA 98503 (public parking behind Sakura Japanese Cuisine Restaurant), on January 27, 2004, at 10:00 a.m.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Andy Fernando, DSHS Rules Coordinator, by January 23, 2004, phone (360) 664-6094, TTY (360) 664-6178, e-mail fernaax@dshs.wa.gov.

Submit Written Comments to: Identify WAC Numbers, DSHS Rules Coordinator, Rules and Policies Assistance Unit, mail to P.O. Box 45850, Olympia, WA 98504-5850, deliver to 4500 10th Avenue S.E., Lacey, WA, fax (360) 664-6185, e-mail fernaax@dshs.wa.gov, by 5:00 p.m., January 27, 2004.

Date of Intended Adoption: Not earlier than January 28, 2004.

January 6, 2004

Susan Bush

for Brian H. Lindgren, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

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