WSR 08-15-006

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Health and Recovery Services Administration)

[ Filed July 3, 2008, 3:17 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is amending WAC 388-478-0075, 388-505-0210, 388-505-0211, 388-542-0010, and 388-542-0300 in order to expand the premium-based children's healthcare program.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.09.402, 74.09.470, 74.04.050, and 74.08.090.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department is expanding premium-based children's healthcare for children in households with incomes up to and including 300% of FPL. This rule is needed to delineate the expansion of this eligibility.

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, Olympia, WA 98504-5504, phone (360) 725-1571, fax (360) 586-9729, TTY (800) 848-5429, e-mail blattj@dshs.wa.gov.

July 3, 2008

Stephanie E. Schiller

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office