WSR 11-14-097

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Financial Services Administration)

[ Filed July 1, 2011, 2:01 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is amending chapter 388-02 WAC, notice of where rules of health care authority are located in WAC and adoption of no wrong door provisions for hearings before more than one agency.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Section 53, chapter 15, Laws of 2011, effective July 1, 2011, RCW 34.05.020.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: An amendment to WAC 388-02-0005 would direct our customers to a new rule chapter adopted in order to implement a statute that is effective July 1, 2011. The new section WAC 388-02-0387 is intended to implement the governor's "no wrong door" policy and allow petitions for review filed with DSHS in matters in which an applicant or recipient of medical services programs set forth in chapter 74.09 RCW seeks review of decisions made by more than one agency to go forward.

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 Marjorie R. Gray, Office Building II, 1115 Washington Street S.E., Olympia, WA 98504, phone (360) 664-6062, fax (360) 664-6187, e-mail Marjorie.gray@dshs.wa.gov.

July 1, 2011

Katherine I. Vasquez

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office