PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Health and Recovery Services Administration)
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 388-505 WAC, Family medical.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.04.055, 74.04.057, 74.08.090, 74.09.530; and 42 C.F.R. 441.151.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: DSHS plans to create a new WAC to address family-related institutional medical benefits. This change is necessary to:
|•||Comply with federal rules.|
|•||Replace language regarding institutional benefits which will be removed from WAC 388-505-0210 Children's medical eligibility.|
|•||Clarify program rules for children admitted to medical facilities and psychiatric inpatient treatment.|
Process for Developing New Rule: DSHS welcomes the public to take part in developing the rules. Anyone interested should contact the staff person identified 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 Carole McRae, Health and Recovery Services Administration, P.O. Box 45534, Olympia, WA 98504-5534, phone (360) 725-1250, fax (360) 664-0910, TTY 1-800-848-5429, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 30, 2007
Stephanie E. Schiller