PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Disability Services Administration)
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Amending WAC 388-71-0194, 388-71-0415, 388-71-0440, and 388-72A-0060; and repealing WAC 388-71-0405. These amendments are intended to comply with legislative and budget requirements as described in ESSB 5404 and HB 1753 and as appropriated in the 2003-05 operating budget.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.08.090, 74.04.050, 74.04.057, 74.04.200, 74.09.520, 74.39.020, and 74.39A.090; ESSB 5404; HB 1753 (chapter 140, Laws of 2003).
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: These amendments are intended to comply with legislative and budget requirements as described in ESSB 5404 and HB 1753 and as appropriated in the 2003-05 operating budget;
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Federal Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS).
Process for Developing New Rule: The department welcomes public participation in the development of DSHS rules. Anyone interested should contact the person listed below. At a later date, DSHS will file proposed rules with the Office of the Code Reviser with a notice of proposed rule making. A copy of the proposal will be sent to everyone on the mailing list and anyone who requests a copy.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Kristi Knudsen, P.O. Box 45600, Olympia, WA 98504-5600, (360) 725-2537, fax (360) 438-8633, email@example.com.
June 30, 2003
Brian H. Lindgren, Manager
Rules and Policies Assistance Unit