WSR 00-05-108

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Medical Assistance Administration)

[ Filed February 16, 2000, 11:32 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Repealing WAC 388-86-017 Case management services, possible other case management-related rules.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.09.755, 74.09.800, 74.08.090, 42 U.S.C. Section 1915(g).

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department is establishing a new chapter in order to concentrate all rules concerning maternity-related services in one area. Existing rules on this subject will be repealed to avoid duplication. Other case-management related rules may be identified and proposed during the rule-making process. Rules in the new chapter and any subsequently identified rules will be written to comply with 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: The Department of Health (DOH) has an interest in these rules. In order to maintain consistency, MAA will consult with DOH as these rules are developed.

Process for Developing New Rule: DSHS/MAA invites the interested public to review and provide input on the draft language of this rule. Draft material and information about how to participate are available by contacting the 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 L. Mike Freeman, Regulatory Improvement Project, Medical Assistance Administration, Olympia, Washington 98504-5533, phone (360) 725-1350, fax (360) 586-9727, e-mail freemlm@dshs.wa.gov.

February 15, 2000

Marie Myerchin-Redifer, Manager

Rules and Policy Assistance Unit

Washington State Code Reviser's Office