WSR 04-15-150

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH


[ Filed July 21, 2004, 10:42 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 246-310-010, 246-310-210, 246-310-220, 246-310-230, 246-310-240 and 246-310-280, certificate of need revision of existing methodology applied to certificate of need applications for kidney dialysis centers.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 70.38.135 Health planning and development, services and surveys -- Rules.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The certificate of need methodology for kidney dialysis centers was last updated in 1993. Methodology needs to be reviewed and updated as appropriate to reflect changes in kidney dialysis community.

Process for Developing New Rule: The rule-making process will include a series of meetings as well as multiple opportunities for review and comment of drafts being developed. A representative workgroup will assist department in revision process.

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

July 19, 2004

Bill White

for Mary C. Selecky

Secretary

Legislature Code Reviser 

Register

Washington State Code Reviser's Office