WSR 12-07-075

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

HEALTH CARE AUTHORITY


(Medicaid Program)

[ Filed March 20, 2012, 11:13 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Amends WAC 388-438-0110 Alien medical programs, 388-438-0115 Alien emergency medical program (AEM) and 388-438-0120 Alien medical for dialysis and cancer treatment.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 41.05.021.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The agency is changing the titles of these rules to clarify the rules' content, removing reference to "state-only" funding from WAC 388-438-0120, changing references to the "department" to the "agency," and correcting cross-references.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: The department of social and health services.

Process for Developing New Rule: The agency welcomes the public to take part in developing the rules. Anyone interested should contact the staff person identified below. At a later date, the agency will file a notice of proposed rule making (CR-102) with the office of the code reviser. 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 Jason R. P. Crabbe, Rules and Publications Program Manager, Health Care Authority, Legal and Administrative Services, P.O. Box 45504, Olympia, WA 98504-5504, phone (360) 725-1346, fax (360) 586-9727, TTY 1-800-848-5429.

March 20, 2012

Kevin M. Sullivan

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office