WSR 03-14-079

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Medical Assistance Administration)

[ Filed June 27, 2003, 2:05 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Premiums -- Children's medical, chapter 388-505 WAC and/or other related rules as appropriate.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.08.090 and 74.09.055, chapter 14, Laws of 2003.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The proposed language is required to implement the premium requirement for optional children as allowed by HB 2285 (chapter 14, Laws of 2003).

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: This amendment will comply with federal requirements under a proposed waiver.

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, e-mail scotsjk@dshs.wa.gov, fax (360) 586-0910, TDD 1-800-848-5429.

June 27, 2003

Brian H. Lindgren, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

Legislature Code Reviser 

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Washington State Code Reviser's Office