WSR 04-09-054

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH


[ Filed April 16, 2004, 11:31 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 246-335-990 In-home services fees.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 43.70.250, 70.127.090.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: RCW 43.70.250 authorizes the department to charge fees to cover the full cost of program operations. In-home services fees are insufficient to cover the costs. The 2004 legislative budget authorized an exemption to I-601 to increase fees to fully cover program costs.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: Agency study ; and collaborative rule making.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Yvette Fox, Department of Health, Facilities and Services Licensing, P.O. Box 47852, Olympia, WA 98504-7852, phone (360) 236-2928, fax (360) 236-2901, e-mail yvette.fox@doh.wa.gov.

April 13, 2004

M. C. Selecky

Secretary

Legislature Code Reviser 

Register

Washington State Code Reviser's Office