WSR 07-08-094

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Health and Recovery Services Administration)

[ Filed April 3, 2007, 12:38 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 388-406-0010 How do I apply for benefits?

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

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department plans to amend this rule to clarify the signature requirements on applications for medical assistance for children and pregnant women.

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 the department representative listed below. At a later date, DSHS will file a proposal with the office of the code reviser with a notice of proposed rule making. A copy of the proposal will be sent to everyone on the mailing list and to anyone who requests a copy.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Mary Beth Ingram, Program Manager, P.O. Box 45534, Olympia, WA 98504-5534, phone (360) 725-1327, fax (360) 664-0910, TTY 1-800-848-5429, e-mail ingramb@dshs.wa.gov.

April 2, 2007

Jim Schnellman, Chief

Office of Administrative Resources

Washington State Code Reviser's Office