PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Medical Assistance Administration)
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 388-502-0010 Payment -- Eligible providers defined. MAA recently revised the core provider agreement (CPA), DSHS 09-048 (REV. 06/2002) that medical providers sign in order to participate in medical assistance programs offered by DSHS to needy individuals. The former CPA included certain "hold harmless" language that was inadvertently omitted from the new CPA. This amendment is intended to restore the applicability of that language, so that DSHS and the provider hold each harmless from legal action due to the negligence of either party.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.08.090.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: To avoid further delay in getting the new CPAs signed and the expense of revising the document again, MAA is amending WAC 388-502-0010 to include this "hold harmless" provision.
Process for Developing New Rule: The department invites the interested public to review and provide input on the draft language of this rule. Draft material and information about how to participate may be obtained from the department representative listed below.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Kevin Sullivan, MAA Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 45533, Olympia, WA 98504-5533, phone (360) 725-1344, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, fax (360) 586-9727, TDD 1-800-848-5429.
January 7, 2003
Bonita H. Jacques
for Brian H. Lindgren, Manager
Rules and Policies Assistance Unit