WSR 12-11-101

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

HEALTH CARE AUTHORITY


(Medicaid Program)

[ Filed May 21, 2012, 4:08 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 182-537 WAC, School services.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 41.05.021.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The agency is amending chapter 182-537 WAC to update the school-based services program to be compliant with the current state plan amendment (SPA), expand the requirements for documentation of health care-related services, clarify the school districts' monitoring/auditing requirements, clarify the authority to implement the program and scope of covered and noncovered services, and make housekeeping changes throughout.

During the course of this review, the agency may identify additional changes that are required in order to improve clarity or update policy.

Process for Developing New Rule: The health care authority (HCA) welcomes the public to take part in developing the rules. Anyone interested should contact the staff person identified below. At a later date, HCA will file a notice of proposed rule making (CR-102) with the office of the code reviser. 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 Jason R. P. Crabbe, Rules and Publications Program Manager, HCA, Legal and Administrative Services, P.O. Box 45504, Olympia, WA 98504-5504, fax (360) 586-9727, TTY 1-800-848-5429, e-mail jason.crabbe@hca.wa.gov.

May 21, 2012

Kevin M. Sullivan

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office