WSR 08-01-021

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Health and Recovery Services Administration)

[ Filed December 7, 2007, 4:03 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is amending WAC 388-502-0160 Billing a client.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.08.090 and 42 C.F.R. 447.15.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Revisions to this rule are necessary to clarify when a provider can and cannot bill a client for medical services.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

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 Wendy Boedigheimer, Rules Program Manager, P.O. Box 45504, Olympia, WA 98504-5504, phone (360) 725-1306, fax (360) 586-9727, TTY 1-800-848-5429, e-mail boediwl@dshs.wa.gov

December 7, 2007

Stephanie E. Schiller

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office