WSR 03-10-086

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Medical Assistance Administration)

[ Filed May 6, 2003, 4:47 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 388-538 WAC, Managed care.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.540, 74.09.522, 74.09.450.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department is planning to amend various sections of chapter 388-538 WAC to bring the program into compliance with the federal Balanced Budget Act and the patient bill of rights. The department is also modifying the criteria for exemptions and ending enrollment in managed care. At the same time, the department will consolidate and clarify various sections to make them easier to read and understand.

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 comment on draft material. For information about how to participate, contact the person listed below.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Ann Myers, Rules and Publications Section, P.O. Box 45533, Olympia, WA 98504, phone (360) 725-1345, fax (360) 586-9727, e-mail myersea@dshs.wa.gov.

May 6, 2003

Brian H. Lindgren, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

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