WSR 11-07-077

PROPOSED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Health and Recovery Services Administration)

[ Filed March 22, 2011, 10:25 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 09-22-068.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: The department is amending and creating new sections in chapter 388-500 WAC, Medical definitions.

The department is proposing amendments to WAC 388-500-0005 Medical definitions.

The department is proposing the following new WAC sections: WAC 388-500-0010 Medical definitions -- A, 388-500-0015 Medical definitions -- B, 388-500-0020 Medical definitions -- C, 388-500-0025 Medical definitions -- D, 388-500-0030 Medical definitions -- E, 388-500-0035 Medical definitions -- F, 388-500-0040 Medical definitions -- G, 388-500-0045 Medical definitions -- H, 388-500-0050 Medical definitions -- I, 388-500-0065 Medical definitions -- L, 388-500-0070 Medical definitions -- M, 388-500-0075 Medical definitions -- N, 388-500-0080 Medical definitions -- O, 388-500-0085 Medical definitions -- P, 388-500-0095 Medical definitions -- R, 388-500-0100 Medical definitions -- S, 388-500-0105 Medical definitions -- T, and 388-500-0110 Medical definitions -- U.

Hearing Location(s): Office Building 2, Auditorium, DSHS Headquarters, 1115 Washington, Olympia, WA 98504 (public parking at 11th and Jefferson. A map is available at http://www1.dshs.wa.gov/msa/rpau/RPAU-OB-2directions.html

or by calling (360) 664-6094), on May 10, 2011, at 10:00 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: Not sooner than May 11, 2011.

Submit Written Comments to: DSHS Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 45850, Olympia, WA 98504-5850, delivery 1115 Washington Street S.E., Olympia, WA 98504, e-mail DSHSRPAURulesCoordinator@dshs.wa.gov, fax (360) 664-6185, by 5 p.m. on May 10, 2011.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Jennisha Johnson, DSHS rules consultant, by April 26, 2011, TTY (360) 664-6178 or (360) 664-6094 or by e-mail at jennisha.johnson@dshs.wa.gov.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The department of social and health services (the department) is proposing new definitions relating to its medical assistance programs and at the same time is updating and clarifying current definitions found in WAC 388-500-0005. In addition, the department is placing definitions found in WAC 388-500-0005 into new individual alphabetical sections.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: The amendments to the definitions support recently filed rules that meet the Governor's Executive Order 10-06 exemption criteria for rule making because they are necessary to manage budget shortfalls, maintain fund solvency, or for revenue generating activities for fiscal year ending June 30, 2011. The new rules assure consistency with how terms are used throughout department medical assistance program rules.

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, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Kathy Sayre, P.O. Box 45505, Olympia, WA 98504-5504, (360) 725-1342; Implementation and Enforcement: Gail Kreiger, P.O. Box 45500, Olympia, WA 98504-5500, (360) 725-1949.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. These rules do not impact small businesses.

A cost-benefit analysis is required under RCW 34.05.328. A preliminary cost-benefit analysis may be obtained by contacting Gail Kreiger, Health and Recovery Services Administration, P.O. Box 45500, Olympia, WA 98504-45500 [98504-5500], phone (360) 725-1949, fax (360) 725-9152, e-mail gail.kreiger@dshs.wa.gov.

March 18, 2011

Katherine I. Vasquez

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 11-08 issue of the Register.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office