WSR 08-05-095

PROPOSED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Health and Recovery Services Administration)

[ Filed February 15, 2008, 11:21 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 06-22-093.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: The department is amending WAC 388-532-050, 388-532-100, 388-532-110, 388-532-120, 388-532-520, 388-532-530, 388-532-700, 388-532-710, 388-532-720, 388-532-730, 388-532-740, 388-532-745 (new section), 388-532-750, 388-532-760, 388-532-780, 388-532-790, reproductive health/family planning only/TAKE CHARGE.

Hearing Location(s): Blake Office Park East, Rose Room, 4500 10th Avenue S.E., Lacey, WA (one block north of the intersection of Pacific Avenue S.E. and Alhadeff Lane, behind Goodyear Tire. A map or directions are available at http://www1.dshs.wa.gov/msa/rpau/docket.html or by calling (360) 664-6094), on April 8, 2008, at 10:00 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: Not earlier than April 9, 2008.

Submit Written Comments to: DSHS Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 45850, Olympia, WA 98504, delivery 4500 10th Avenue S.E., Lacey, WA, e-mail schilse@dshs.wa.gov, fax (360) 664-6185, by 5 p.m. on April 8, 2008.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Jennisha Johnson, DSHS rules consultant, by April 1, 2008, TTY (360) 664-6178 or (360) 664-6097.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: See Reviser's note below.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: The department previously proposed these rules under WSR 07-07-102 and held a public hearing on May 9, 2007.

Revisions to this rule are necessary in order to bring the program into compliance with special terms and conditions of the new family planning/TAKE CHARGE waiver set forth by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for the state of Washington. Adoption of the revisions is critical to prevent loss of 90% federal match funds for the family planning/TAKE CHARGE program.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 74.08.090 and 74.09.800.

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 74.08.090 and 74.09.800.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Name of Proponent: Department of social and health services, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Wendy L. Boedigheimer, P.O. Box 45504, Olympia, WA 98504-5504, (360) 725-1306; Implementation and Enforcement: Maureen Considine, P.O. Box 45530, Olympia, WA 98504-5530, (360) 725-1652.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. The department has determined that the proposed rule will not create more than minor costs for affected small businesses.

A cost-benefit analysis is required under RCW 34.05.328. A preliminary cost-benefit analysis may be obtained by contacting Maureen Considine, FP/TAKE CHARGE Program Manager, P.O. Box 45530, Olympia, WA 98504-5530, phone (360) 725-1652, e-mail consicm@dshs.wa.gov.

February 12, 2008

Stephanie E. Schiller

Rules Coordinator

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 08-06 issue of the Register.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office