WSR 05-12-022

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Medical Assistance Administration)

[ Filed May 20, 2005, 4:31 p.m. , effective June 20, 2005 ]


Purpose: To establish standards for selection of surgeons and hospitals performing gastric bypass surgery for MAA clients and to establish criteria and pre- and post-operative requirements for clients that would further prevent the likelihood of complications.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 388-531-0150, 388-531-0200, 388-531-0250, 388-531-0650, 388-531-1600, 388-550-2800, and 388-550-4400.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.520.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 05-07-135 on March 22, 2005.

A final cost-benefit analysis is available by contacting Dr. Carolyn Coyne, MD, MHA, Senior Medical Consultant, Medical Assistance Administration, Division of Medical Management, P.O. Box 45506, Olympia, WA 98504-5506, phone (360) 725-1904, fax (360) 586-8827, e-mail coynecm@dshs.wa.gov. The preliminary cost benefit analysis was not changed and is final.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 1, Amended 7, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 1, Amended 7, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: May 16, 2005.

Andy Fernando, 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 05-13 issue of the Register.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office