WSR 07-12-061

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Health and Recovery Services Administration)

[ Filed June 4, 2007, 12:16 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Health technology clinical committee assessments.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 70.14.090 and 74.08.090.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: A new health and recovery services administration WAC will be developed to support the health technology assessment program established by the 2006 legislature. A specially-formed clinical committee under the oversight of the health care authority (HCA) will independently review health technologies and make recommendations to participating state agencies that purchase healthcare.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: DSHS will share rule development drafts with HCA staff.

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 Kevin Sullivan, HRSA Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 45504, Olympia, WA 98504-5504, phone (360) 725-1344, fax (360) 586-9727, TTY 1-800-848-5429, e-mail sullikm@dshs.wa.gov.

June 4, 2007

Stephanie E. Schiller

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office