WSR 03-10-088

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Medical Assistance Administration)

[ Filed May 6, 2003, 4:49 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 388-438-0110 Alien emergency medical (AEM).

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.057, 74.08.090, 74.09.530.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The proposed amendment is necessary to specifically eliminate coverage for organ transplants and related services and be consistent with 42 U.S.C. 1396.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: This amendment will comply with federal limitations on medical services covered under emergency services for aliens.

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. The department will distribute draft material for an internal and external review process. All comments are taken into consideration before issuance of the final rule.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Joanie Scotson, Program Manager, P.O. Box 45534, Olympia, WA 98504-5534, phone (360) 725-1330, fax (360) 586-0910, e-mail scotsjk@dshs.wa.gov, TDD 1-800-848-5429.

May 1, 2003

Brian H. Lindgren, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

Legislature Code Reviser 

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Washington State Code Reviser's Office