WSR 04-03-089

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Medical Assistance Administration)

[ Filed January 20, 2004, 3:44 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 388-530-1850 Drug utilization and education (DUE) council.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 41.05.160, 74.04.050, 74.04.057, and 74.08.090, SB 6088 (section 10, chapter 29, Laws of 2003 1st sp.s.)

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The DUE council is being renamed the drug use review (DUR) board to be in accordance with 42 C.F.R. 456.716. Language must be incorporated into this rule to include the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee as established by the 2003 legislature (SB 6088, chapter 29, Laws of 2003) which will serve the consolidated prescription drug project of HCA, MAA and labor and industries. These rules are necessary to implement and manage the prescription drug programs established by the 2003 legislature and chapter 41.05 RCW.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: The department will coordinate development of this rule with the Department of Health and Washington State Board of Pharmacy.

Process for Developing New Rule: The department invites the interested public to review and provide input on the draft language of this rule. Draft material and information about how to participate may be obtained from the department representative listed below.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Wendy Boedigheimer, MAA Program Manager, P.O. Box 45533, Olympia, WA 98504-5533, phone (360) 725-1306, e-mail boediwl@dshs.wa.gov, fax (360) 586-9727, TDD 1-800-848-542955 [1-800-848-5429].

January 20, 2004

Brian H. Lindgren, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

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