WSR 08-13-003

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Health and Recovery Services Administration)

[ Filed June 5, 2008, 10:00 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is creating new chapter 388-541 WAC, Children's full premium (CFP) program and possibly other WAC sections.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.09.470, 74.04.050, 74.08.090, 74.09.530.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: According to RCW 79.09.470 [74.09.470] (5)(b), beginning January 1, 2009, families whose income is greater than 300% of the federal poverty level will have the opportunity to purchase healthcare coverage for their children through the programs administered under this section. The families will pay an amount equal to the rate paid by the state to the managed health care system for coverage of the child, including any associated and administrative costs to the state of providing coverage for the child.

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 Kevin Cornell, P.O. Box 5534, Olympia, WA 98504-5534, phone (360) 725-1423, fax (360) 664-0910, TTY (800) 848-5429, e-mail corneke@dshs.wa.gov.

June 5, 2008

Stephanie E. Schiller

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office