WSR 03-11-085

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Medical Assistance Administration)

[ Filed May 20, 2003, 4:17 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 388-533 WAC, Maternity-related services, MAA plans to codify the policy for the chemical-using pregnant (CUP) women program, which assists pregnant women in maintaining sobriety to ensure healthier birth outcomes by offering the following services to a pregnant woman and her fetus in a hospital setting: (1) Acute, medical detoxification; (2) stabilization; (3) medical, and (4) chemical dependency treatment.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.800.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Client eligibility and provider requirements need to be included in rule.

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 Kevin Sullivan, Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 45533, Olympia, WA 98504-5533, phone (360) 725-1344, e-mail sullikm@dshs.wa.gov, fax (360) 586-9727, TDD 1-800-848-5429.

May 15, 2003

Brian H. Lindgren, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

Legislature Code Reviser 

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