WSR 12-16-100

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

HEALTH CARE AUTHORITY


(Medicaid Program)

[ Filed August 1, 2012, 8:31 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Amending chapter 182-532 WAC, Reproductive health/family planning only/TAKE CHARGE.

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: To amend TAKE CHARGE rule sections (WAC 182-532-700 through 182-532-790) so they comply with the new federal waiver for the TAKE CHARGE medicaid program, and reflect the discontinuation of payment for application assistance related to budgetary decisions. To update related rule sections in chapter 182-532 WAC, including changes from the health care authority (HCA) merger, updating cross references, and clarifying language, and possibly amending other related WAC sections, as appropriate.

Process for Developing New Rule: 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 Katey Simetra, P.O. Box 45504, Olympia, WA 98504-5504, phone (360) 725-1842, fax (360) 586-9727, TTY 1-800-848-5429, e-mail @hca.wa.gov [katey.simetra@hca.wa.gov].

August 1, 2012

Kevin M. Sullivan

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office