WSR 09-04-072

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Health and Recovery Services Administration)

[ Filed February 2, 2009, 4:52 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is amending WAC 388-550-2565, 388-550-2900, 388-550-3000, 388-550-3010, 388-550-3020, 388-550-3460, 388-550-3470, 388-550-3600, 388-550-3700, 388-550-3900, 388-550-4300, 388-550-4500, 388-550-6000, 388-550-7000, 388-550-7050, 388-550-7100, 388-550-7200, 388-550-7600, 388-531-2000, 388-517-0320, and 388-502-0150; possible other sections.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.057, 74.08.090, 74.09.500, and 74.09.530.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Amendments to hospital-related and other provider-related WAC sections are needed due to shortfall in anticipated budget revenues.

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

Process for Developing New Rule: DSHS welcomes the public to take part in developing the rules. Anyone interested should contact the staff person identified below. At a later date, DSHS 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 Kathy Sayre, P.O. Box 45504, Olympia, WA 98504-5504, phone (360) 725-1342, fax (360) 586-9727, TTY 1-800-848-5429, e-mail sayrek@dshs.wa.gov.

February 2, 2009

Stephanie E. Schiller

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office