WSR 06-19-007

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

HEALTH CARE

FACILITIES AUTHORITY

[ Filed September 7, 2006, 2:11 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Title 247 WAC, Health care facilities authority: Chapter 247-02 WAC, Organization, operations and procedures and chapter 247-16 WAC, Procedures and fees for preparation and processing of applications for authority assistance.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 70.37 RCW, Health care facilities.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: A number of existing rules need to be updated in order to make the bond issuance process more streamlined and efficient.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: A collaborative rule process will be used and we will work with interested parties during rule development.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication. The Washington health care facilities authority welcomes public comment and invites interested parties to contact the agency staff to participate in the rule development process. Contact Donna Fincke, Assistant Executive Director, phone (360) 753-6185, fax (360) 586-9168, e-mail Donnaf@whcfa.wa.gov, 410 11th Avenue S.E., Suite 201, P.O. Box 40935, Olympia, WA 98504-0935.

September 7, 2006

J. H. Van Gorkom

Executive Director

Washington State Code Reviser's Office