WSR 07-18-053

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)

[ Filed August 31, 2007, 8:15 a.m. , effective October 1, 2007 ]


Effective Date of Rule: October 1, 2007.

Purpose: This change will simplify the process for the department to respond to individual requests for an exception to policy.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 388-440-0005.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, and 74.08.090.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 07-14-017 on June 22, 2007.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: August 20, 2007.

Katherine D. Vasquez, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

3889.2
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 00-03-034, filed 1/12/00, effective 2/12/00)

WAC 388-440-0005   ((Exception to rule--Notification requirement.)) How am I informed of the decision on my request to the department for an exception to rule?   (1) ((Clients are notified)) You will receive the decision in writing within ten days ((of)) when department staff:

(a) ((The department staff's decision)) Decides not to file ((an)) the exception to rule request; ((and)) or

(b) ((The department's decision)) Decides to approve or deny ((an)) the exception to rule request.

(2) The notice ((will)) includes information on how to file a ((the)) complaint ((procedures)) as specified in chapter 388-426 WAC.

(3) This section does not apply to notification requirements for exceptions to rules concerning noncovered medical or dental services or related equipment. See WAC 388-501-0160.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, and 74.08.090. 00-03-034, 388-440-0005, filed 1/12/00, effective 2/12/00; 98-16-044, 388-440-0005, filed 7/31/98, effective 9/1/98.]

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