WSR 08-21-112

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

HOME CARE

QUALITY AUTHORITY

[ Filed October 16, 2008, 4:49 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: The agency is amending and adopting new rules in chapter 257-10 WAC, Home care quality authority -- Referral registry, amending WAC 257-10-200 Can an individual provider or prospective individual provider be removed from the registry? and adopting a new rule, What information may be considered cause for denying an individual provider or prospective individual provider placement in the referral registry?

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.39A.280(3) Authority duties; Title 74 RCW.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Current rules do not specify reasons for removing an individual provider or prospective individual provider from the referral registry.

The agency will also adopt a new rule to clarify reasons for denying an individual provider placement on the referral registry.

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

Process for Developing New Rule: Home care quality authority (HCQA) invites the public to take part in developing new rules. Anyone interested should contact the staff person identified below. Draft material and information about how to participate may be obtained from the department representative listed below. At a later date, HCQA will file a proposal with the office of the code reviser with a notice of proposed rule making. A copy of the proposal will be sent to everyone on the mailing list and to anyone who requests a copy.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Lisa Livingston, Home Care Quality Authority, P.O. Box 40940, 4317 6th Avenue S.E., Suite 101, Olympia, WA 98504-0940, phone (360) 493-9380, fax (360) 493-9384.

October 17, 2008

Rick Hall

Executive Director

Washington State Code Reviser's Office