WSR 09-16-092

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

HEALTH CARE AUTHORITY


(Community Health Services)

[ Order 09-03 -- Filed August 3, 2009, 2:59 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: The health care authority plans to amend WAC 182-20-600 Community health care collaborative program, 182-20-610 Administration, 182-20-620 Application process, to reflect changes pursuant to SSB 5360, chapter 299, Laws of 2009.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 41.05.160, 41.05.220, and 41.05.230.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Amendment of rules is needed to incorporate changes made by 2009 legislation. Rules are expected to clarify the administration of the collaborative program, define eligibility requirements, and set parameters for grant funding for this program.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: Collaborative rule making.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Jan Ward Olmstead, CCHC Grant Manager, 676 Woodland Square Loop S.E., P.O. Box 42721, Lacey, WA 98504-2721, phone (360) 923-2803, fax (360) 923-2835, Jan.Olmstead@hca.wa.gov.

August 3, 2009

Jason Siems

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office