SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Health and Recovery Services Administration)
Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
Purpose: The department is amending WAC 388-543-1100, 388-543-1150, 388-543-1600, 388-543-1700, 388-543-2000, and 388-543-2800 to fix cross-references, change references from "MAA" to "the department," clarify the department's coverage of a wheelchair, and/or specialty bed for clients in a nursing facility, clarify prescribing requirements for dual-eligible clients, clarify the department's policy on client use of a combination of products, clarify/add/remove items from the limits and limitation extension list under WAC 388-543-1150 (e.g., such as removing lice comb, diaphragmatic pacing antennae, deluxe floor sitter/feeder seat, and high back activity chair; and adding pneumatic compressor, positioning car seat, beds, mattresses, and related equipment, other patient room equipment, noninvasive bone growth/nerve stimulators, communication devices, ambulatory aids, bathroom equipment, and blood monitoring).
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 388-543-1100, 388-543-1150, 388-543-1600, 388-543-1700, 388-543-2000, and 388-543-2800.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 74.08.090 and 74.04.050.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 07-11-042 on May 9, 2007.
Changes Other than Editing from Proposed to Adopted Version: WAC 388-543-1150 (10)(f) Limits and limitation extensions. The department removed the following text as proposed by stakeholders during the proposed rule-making (CR-102) stage:
(f) Breast pumps (g) (f) Pneumatic compressor - one in a five-year period (h) (g) Positioning car seat - one in a five-year period
A final cost-benefit analysis is available by contacting Erin Mayo, P.O. Box 45506, Olympia, WA 98504-5506, phone (360) 725-1729, fax (360) 586-9727, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 6, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 6, Repealed 0.
Date Adopted: August 10, 2007.
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 07-18 issue of the Register.