WSR 00-21-020

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

HEALTH CARE AUTHORITY


[ Order 00-06 -- Filed October 9, 2000, 4:04 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Clarification and simplification of existing language. Amended language to include dental hygienists. Elimination of outdated funding formula language for the community health clinics funding under the community health services program.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 41.05.220.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: This was/is a joint effort between the community clinics and the Health Care Authority/Community Health Services to clarify and simplify chapter 182-20 WAC for ease of use and understanding. Outdated language to be removed to reduce the length of the WAC and diminish the possibility of confusion.

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

Process for Developing New Rule: Public hearings and stakeholder meetings.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Bob Blacksmith, P.O. Box 42710, Olympia, WA 98504-2710, phone (360) 923-2755, fax (360) 923-2614.

October 9, 2000

Melodie Bankers

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office