WSR 08-03-092

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Health and Recovery Services Administration)

[ Filed January 16, 2008, 3:41 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is creating new WAC 388-502-0270 Dispute decision review by the health and recovery services administration's deputy assistant secretary.

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

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Current department rules permit providers to dispute certain department actions. These rules contain varying dispute procedures. The purpose of this rule is to provide a single process for those disputes reviewed by the DSHS/HRSA deputy assistant secretary. This single process should reduce complexity for providers and the department and streamline the dispute process.

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.

January 16, 2008

Stephanie E. Schiller

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office