WSR 07-14-053

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Health and Recovery Services Administration)

[ Filed June 28, 2007, 9:31 a.m. , effective August 1, 2007 ]


Effective Date of Rule: August 1, 2007.

Purpose: The rules update and clarify information regarding the department's inpatient psychiatric services coverage (including adding applicable definitions), payment policy, and general policy for hospital care. The rules also clarify how the department pays a hospital for covered dental-related services that are provided in the hospital's operating room. Also, effective for dates of admission on and after July 1, 2007, the base community psychiatric hospitalization payment method for medicaid and state children's health insurance program (SCHIP) clients and non-medicaid and non-SCHIP clients is no longer used. (A "non-medicaid or non-SCHIP client" is defined as a client eligible under the general assistance-unemployable (GA-U) program, the Alcoholism and Drug Addiction Treatment and Support Act (ADATSA), the psychiatric indigent inpatient (PII) program, or other state-administered program, as determined by the department.)

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 388-550-1100, 388-550-2600, and 388-550-2650.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.500.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 07-10-093 on May 1, 2007.

Changes Other than Editing from Proposed to Adopted Version: See Reviser's Note below.

A final cost-benefit analysis is available by contacting Larry Linn, P.O. Box 45510, Olympia, WA 98504-5510, phone (360) 725-1856, fax (360) 753-9152, e-mail linnld@dshs.wa.gov.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 3, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 3, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: June 25, 2007.

Robin Arnold-Williams

Secretary

Reviser's note: The material contained in this filing exceeded the page-count limitations of WAC 1-21-040 for appearance in this issue of the Register. It will appear in the 07-15 issue of the Register.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office