PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Medical Assistance Administration)
Subject of Possible Rule Making: MAA anticipates amending medical program rules required by the 2003 legislature. The following rules may be affected: Chapter 388-535 WAC, Dental-related services; chapter 388-475 WAC, Healthcare for workers with disabilities (HWD); WAC 388-505-0110 Medical assistance for adults; chapter 388-544 WAC, Vision and hearing services; chapter 388-438 WAC, Emergency medical assistance; and other related rules as appropriate.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.530.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Required by legislative change.
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, MAA Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 45533, Olympia, WA 98504-5533, phone (360) 725-1344, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, fax (360) 586-9727, TDD 1-800-848-5429.
May 30, 2003
Brian H. Lindgren, Manager
Rules and Policies Assistance Unit