WSR 05-06-084

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Medical Assistance Administration)

[ Filed March 1, 2005, 4:15 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 388-515-1505 Community options program entry system (COPES).

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.08.090, 74.04.050, 74.04.057, and 74.09.575.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Changes to the language to clarify the rules and adding PACE (program of all-inclusive care for the elderly) and MMIP (Medicare-Medicaid integration project) rules to this WAC.

Process for Developing New Rule: The department invites the interested public to review and provide input on the draft language of this rule. Draft material and information about how to participate may be obtained from department representative listed below.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Wendy Forslin, Program Manager, P.O. Box 45534, Olympia, WA 98504-5534, phone (360) 725-1343, fax (360) 664-0910, TTY 1-800-848-5429, e-mail forslwc@dshs.wa.gov.

February 28, 2005

Andy Fernando, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

Washington State Code Reviser's Office