PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Disability Services Administration)
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 388-96 WAC, Medicaid nursing facility payment system.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 74.46 RCW.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: To implement 2004 legislative changes that affect chapter 388-96 WAC, Medicaid nursing facility payment system. This CR-101 is a companion to the CR-101 to implement SHB 2242 filed with the code reviser on July 31, 2001, and published as WSR 01-16-136 and the CR-101 filed with the code reviser on March 31, 2003, and published in WSR 03-07-031. One CR-102 will be filed to cover all three CR-101s.
Process for Developing New Rule: The department welcomes public participation in developing and reviewing its Medicaid nursing facility payment regulations. If you would like to be personally notified when draft regulations are ready for review, please contact the staff person indicated below.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Patricia Hague by fax at (360) 725-2641, e-mail at HaguePE@dshs.wa.gov, or write to the same at ASDA/Office of Rates Management, P.O. Box 45600, Olympia, WA 98504-5600.
April 7, 2004
Brian H. Lindgren, Manager
Rules and Policies Assistance Unit