WSR 07-21-106

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Health and Recovery Services Administration)

[ Filed October 19, 2007, 2:25 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is amending WAC 388-533-0300 Enhanced benefits for pregnant women; 388-533-0310 through 388-533-0345, Maternity support services; and 388-533-0360 through 388-533-0386, Infant case management.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.770.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department will clarify provider qualifications, client eligibility and services reimbursed for infant case management and maternity support services.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: This program is coordinated between DSHS and department of health (DOH).

Process for Developing New Rule: DSHS welcomes the public to take part in developing the rules. Anyone interested should contact the staff person identified 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 Jonell O. Blatt, P.O. Box 45504, phone (360) 725-1571, fax (360) 586-9727, TTY 1-800-848-5429, e-mail blattj@dshs.wa.gov.

October 19, 2007

Stephanie E. Schiller

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office