WSR 08-15-056



(Health and Recovery Services Administration)

[ Filed July 14, 2008, 8:33 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 07-10-125.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: The department is amending [repealing] WAC 388-544-0475 Noncovered services, eyeglasses, and contact lenses.

Hearing Location(s): Blake Office Park East, Rose Room, 4500 10th Avenue S.E., Lacey, WA 98503 (one block north of the intersection of Pacific Avenue S.E. and Alhadeff Lane. A map or directions are available at or by calling (360) 664-6094), on August 26, 2008, at 10:00 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: Not sooner than August 27, 2008.

Submit Written Comments to: DSHS Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 45850, Olympia, WA 98504, delivery 4500 10th Avenue S.E., Lacey, WA 98503, e-mail, fax (360) 664-6185, by 5 p.m. on August 26, 2008.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Jennisha Johnson, DSHS Rules Consultant, by August 19, 2008, TTY (360) 664-6178 or (360) 664-6097 or by e-mail at

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The department is making this housekeeping change to repeal a redundant section.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: The department recently reorganized and updated chapter 388-544 WAC, Vision care. The permanent rule was filed on June 24, 2008, under WSR 08-14-052. In the newly revised rule, a new section (WAC 388-544-0575 Vision care -- Noncovered services, eyeglasses, and contact lenses) was created to replace WAC 388-544-0475. The department inadvertently missed listing WAC 388-544-0475 as repealed under the permanent rules filed under WSR 08-14-052, on June 24, 2008.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 74.08.090.

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 74.08.090.

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

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

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Wendy Boedigheimer, P.O. Box 45504, Olympia, WA 98504-5504, (360) 725-1306; Implementation and Enforcement: Marlene Black, P.O. Box 45506, Olympia, WA 98504-5506, (360) 725-1577.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. No new costs are incurred by this repeal.

A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. Rules are exempt per RCW 34.05.328 (5)(b)(viii) relating to housekeeping changes.

July 3, 2008

Stephanie E. Schiller

Rules Coordinator


     The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
WAC 388-544-0475 Vision care -- Noncovered services, eyeglasses, and contact lenses.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office