PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 182-533-0310 through 182-533-0386 on maternity support services (MSS) and infant case management services (ICM); and possibly amending other related WAC sections, as appropriate.
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: To amend rule sections in MSS and ICM (WAC 182-533-0310 through 182-533-0386) related to staff qualifications for MSS and ICM for alignment with existing licensing requirements in department of health WACs; and to update related rule sections, including changes from the HCA merger, updating cross references, and clarifying language. During the course of this review, the agency may identify additional changes that are required in order to improve clarity or update policy.
Process for Developing New Rule: HCA welcomes the public to take part in developing this rule. If interested, contact the person identified below to receive an early rule draft to review. After the early review, HCA will send a notice of proposed rule making (CR-102) to everyone receiving this notice and 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 Katey Simetra, P.O. Box 42716, Olympia, WA 98504-5504, phone (360) 725-1842, fax (360) 586-9727, TTY 1-800-848-5429, e-mail @hca.wa.gov.
April 24, 2013
Kevin M. Sullivan