WSR 03-19-043

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Medical Assistance Administration)

[ Filed September 10, 2003, 2:28 p.m. ]

Date of Adoption: September 5, 2003.

Purpose: To ensure department rules are HIPAA-compliant (federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, P.L. 104-191) by October 16, 2003, and to adopt into permanent rule clarifying language to reflect current department policy and business practices.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 388-550-1050, 388-550-6100, 388-550-6150, 388-550-6200, and 388-550-6400.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.057, and 74.08.090.

Other Authority: Public Law 104-191.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 03-14-102 on June 30, 2003.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 5, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 5, Repealed 0.
Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

September 5, 2003

Brian H. Lindgren, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

Reviser's note: The material contained in this filing exceeded the page-count limitations of WAC 1-21-040 for appearance in this issue of the Register. It will appear in the 03-20 issue of the Register.

Legislature Code Reviser 

Register

Washington State Code Reviser's Office