WSR 07-13-059

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Disability Services Administration)

[ Filed June 16, 2007, 1:02 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Amending WAC 388-106-0020 Under the Medicaid personal care (MPC), community options program entry system (COPES), medically needy residential waiver (MNRW), medically needy in-home waiver (MNIW), and chore programs, What services are not covered?

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.520.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: This rule making amends guidelines pertaining to the administration of sterile procedures to more clearly articulate who can and cannot perform certain services.

Other policy changes that arise during this rule making may be incorporated. Other WAC chapters may need to be updated as a result of this rule making.

Process for Developing New Rule: DSHS welcomes the public to take part in developing these rules. Draft material and information about how to participate may be obtained from the department representative listed below. At a later date, DSHS will file the proposed rules with the office of code reviser with a notice of proposed rule making and send the proposal to everyone currently on the mailing list and anyone else 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 Kristi Knudsen, P.O. Box 45600, Olympia, WA 98504-5600, phone (360) 725-3213, fax (360) 438-8633, TTY (360) 493-2637, e-mail knudskl@dshs.wa.gov.

June 16, 2007

Stephanie E. Schiller

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office