WSR 06-22-093

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Health and Recovery Services Administration)

(Medical Assistance)

[ Filed November 1, 2006, 8:44 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 388-532-050, 388-532-100, 388-532-110, 388-532-120, 388-532-520, 388-532-530, 388-532-700, 388-532-710, 388-532-720, 388-532-730, 388-532-740, 388-532-745, 388-532-750, 388-532-760, 388-532-780, and 388-532-790.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.08.090 and 74.09.800.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Revisions to this rule are necessary in order to bring the program into compliance with special terms and conditions of the new family planning/TAKE CHARGE waiver set forth by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for the state of Washington. Adoption of the revisions is critical to prevent loss of 90% federal match funds for the family planning/TAKE CHARGE program.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

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 L. Boedigheimer, Rules Program Manager, 626 8th Avenue S.E., Mailstop 45504, Olympia, WA 98504-5504, phone (360) 725-1306, fax (360) 586-9727, TTY 1-800-848-5429, e-mail boediwl@dshs.wa.gov.

November 1, 2006

Andy Fernando, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

Washington State Code Reviser's Office