WSR 05-19-122

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Health and Recovery Services Administration)

[ Filed September 20, 2005, 4:24 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 388-542 WAC, State children's health insurance program (SCHIP).

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.450, 74.09.510, 74.09.522.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department is proposing a revision of this rule to update cross-references.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: The federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regulates Medicaid managed care programs. DSHS staff work closely with CMS staff via document review to ensure our rule is in compliance with federal regulation.

Process for Developing New Rule: The department invites the interested public to review and comment on draft material. For information about how to participate, contact the person 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 L. Boedigheimer, Rules Program Manager, P.O. Box 45533, Olympia, WA 98504-5533, phone (360) 725-1306, fax (360) 586-9727, TTY 1-800-848-5429, e-mail boediwl@dshs.wa.gov.

Andy Fernando, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

Washington State Code Reviser's Office