WSR 03-08-023

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Medical Assistance Administration)

[ Filed March 26, 2003, 4:43 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 388-546 WAC, Nonemergency medical transportation.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.04.050, 74.08.090.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department needs to add definitions and amend wording to clarify current policy for nonemergent medical transportation services. Definitions will include at least "noncompliance" and "wheelchair lifts and conversions."

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

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 Allen Richards, Transportation Manager, Transportation and Interpretive Services Section, P.O. Box 45534, Olympia, WA 98504-5534, phone (360) 725-1319, e-mail richaa@dshs.wa.gov, fax (360) 664-0261, TDD 1-800-848-5429.

March 25, 2003

Brian H. Lindgren, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

Legislature Code Reviser 

Register

Washington State Code Reviser's Office