WSR 03-04-087

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Medical Assistance Administration)

[ Filed February 3, 2003, 1:43 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Amending WAC 388-550-2800, 388-550-4800, and 388-550-6000; new WAC 388-550-5450; new section in chapter 388-531 WAC, Physicians services; and possible new section in chapter 388-546 WAC, Transportation services.

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

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: To encourage providers to participate in the trauma services network. The rules will clarify the conditions under which providers may participate in and receive enhanced payment for providing trauma services to Medical Assistance Administration clients.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Department of Health.

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 Kathy Sayre, Rules Program Manager, P.O. Box 45533, Olympia, WA 98504-5533, phone (360) 725-1342, e-mail syrek@dshs.wa.gov, fax (360) 586-9727, TDD 1-800-848-5429.

January 31, 2003

Bonita H. Jacques

for Brian H. Lindgren, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

Legislature Code Reviser 

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Washington State Code Reviser's Office