WSR 00-14-043

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Medical Assistance Administration)

[ Filed June 30, 2000, 2:41 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 388-438-0110 Alien emergency medical program.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.08.090, 42 C.F.R. 436.128, 436.406(c) and 440.255.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The proposed amendment is necessary to include client population eligible for nursing facility and COPES services.

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 into the adopted language of this proposed WAC amendment. The department will distribute draft material for an internal and external review process. All comments are taken into consideration before issuance of final rule.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Joanie Scotson, Program Manager, Medical Assistance Administration, Mailstop 45534, P.O. Box 5534, Olympia, WA 98504-5534, phone (360) 725-1330, e-mail SCOTSJK@DSHS.WA.GOV, fax (360) 664-0910, TDD 1-800-848-5429.

June 29, 2000

Edith M. Rice, Chief

Office of Legal Affairs

Washington State Code Reviser's Office