WSR 00-14-045



(Medical Assistance Administration)

[ Filed June 30, 2000, 2:43 p.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 00-03-011.

Title of Rule: New WAC 388-556-0100 Chemical dependency treatment services and repealing WAC 388-86-300 Chemical dependency outpatient services.

Purpose: Medical Assistance Administration is establishing new chapters in WAC in order to concentrate most of the agency's rules in one area of Title 388 WAC. This rule is being moved into a new WAC section and the current WAC is being repealed. The limitation on the maximum number of treatment hours allowed a client in a two-year period has been eliminated. The proposed new rule has also been rewritten to meet the clear writing standards in the Governor's Executive Order 97-02.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.035, 74.50.055.

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 74.09.035, 74.50.055.

Summary: See Purpose above.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: See Purpose above.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: Kevin Sullivan, 925 Plum Street, P.O. Box 45533, Olympia, WA 98504-5533, (360) 725-1344.

Name of Proponent: Department of Social and Health Services, governmental.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Explanation of Rule, its Purpose, and Anticipated Effects: See Purpose above.

Proposal Changes the Following Existing Rules: Most of the restrictions of the current rule have been eliminated; the location of the rule in WAC has changed.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. This rule does not affect small businesses.

RCW 34.05.328 does not apply to this rule adoption. This rule does not meet the definition of a "significant legislative rule."

Hearing Location: Lacey Government Center (behind Tokyo Bento Restaurant), 1009 College Street S.E., Room 104-B, Lacey, WA 98503, on August 8, 2000, at 10:00 a.m.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Kelly Cooper, DSHS Rules Coordinator, by July 27, 2000, phone (360) 664-6094, TTY (360) 664-6178, e-mail

Submit Written Comments to: Identify WAC Numbers, DSHS Rules Coordinator, Rules and Policies Assistance Unit, P.O. Box 45850, Olympia, WA 98504-5850, fax (360) 664-6185, by July 27, 2000.

Date of Intended Adoption: Not sooner than August 9, 2000.

June 22, 2000

Marie Myerchin-Redifer, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

WAC 388-556-0100
Chemical dependency treatment services.

The department covers chemical dependency treatment services, as defined in chapter 388-805 WAC, for Medicaid and children's health clients. Coverage is limited to services performed by providers defined in WAC 388-502-0010.



     The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
WAC 388-86-300 Chemical dependency outpatient services.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office