WSR 05-20-049

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Health and Recovery Services Administration)

[ Filed September 30, 2005, 4:31 p.m. , effective October 31, 2005 ]


Purpose: The department is repealing these sections because the method of purchasing interpreter services on behalf of limited-English speaking or sensory-impaired applicants and clients of public assistance was replaced with a new "brokerage" model for all DSHS programs effective January 2003. Under the brokerage model, DSHS contracts at a specified rate with any qualified individual or agency and contracts with intermediaries who schedule and link interpreters with clients and service providers. Since the broker requirements are now specified in contract, these rules are no longer applicable.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 388-555-1000, 388-555-1050, 388-555-1100, 388-555-1150, 388-555-1200, 388-555-1250, 388-555-1300, 388-555-1350, 388-555-1400, and 388-555-1450.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 74.08.090.

Other Authority: RCW 39.29.040, 43.19.190.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 05-15-151 on July 19, 2005.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 10.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 10.

Date Adopted: September 23, 2005.

Andy Fernando, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

3577.1
REPEALER

     The following sections of the Washington Administrative Code are repealed:
WAC 388-555-1000 Definitions.
WAC 388-555-1050 Covered services.
WAC 388-555-1100 Noncovered services.
WAC 388-555-1150 Eligible providers.
WAC 388-555-1200 Provider requirements.
WAC 388-555-1250 Coordination of services.
WAC 388-555-1300 Payment.
WAC 388-555-1350 Payment methodology.
WAC 388-555-1400 Recordkeeping and audits.
WAC 388-555-1450 Services at federally qualified health clinics.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office