WSR 07-12-062

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Health and Recovery Services Administration)

[ Filed June 4, 2007, 12:17 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 388-501-0060, Healthcare coverage -- Scope of covered categories of service and 388-501-0065 Healthcare coverage -- Description of covered categories of service.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.08.090, and 74.09.700.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department is amending these rules to correct errors made in developing the scope of covered services chart in new WAC 388-501-0060 and 388-501-0065. Under the service category, "adult day health," the designation in the medically needy (MN) column should be "N" for noncovered. The same is true for "substance abuse services" in the medical care services (MCS) column. Instead of "C" indicating the service is covered, it should show "N" for noncovered. Also, under service category, "mental health services," the designation in the MCS column should be "N."

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

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