WSR 00-03-011

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Medical Assistance Administration)

[ Filed January 7, 2000, 10:45 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 388-86-012 Audiometric services, 388-86-019 Chiropractic services, 388-86-110 X-ray services, 388-86-115 Medical care provided out of state, 388-86-120 Medical care services, 388-86-300 Chemical dependency services, 388-87-027 Services requiring prior approval, 388-501-0125 Requirements of advance directives, and related rules in chapters 388-86 and 388-87 WAC and other chapters.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.035.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The Medical Assistance Administration is establishing new chapters in WAC in order to concentrate the bulk of its rules in one area. The policies contained in existing rules are being written into the new chapters, necessitating the repeal of resulting duplicate rules. At the same time, the proposed rules are being reviewed for the clear writing standards in the Governor's Executive Order 97-02.

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

Process for Developing New Rule: The department invites the interested public to review and provide input on the draft language of the WACs. Draft material and information about how to participate are available by contacting the DSHS representative identified below.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Ann Myers, Regulatory Improvement Program Manager, P.O. Box 45533, Olympia, WA 98504-5533, phone (360) 725-1345, fax (360) 586-9727, TTY 1-800-848-5429, e-mail myersea@dshs.wa.gov.

January 6, 2000

Marie Myerchin-Redifer, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

Washington State Code Reviser's Office