WSR 02-02-052

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Medical Assistance Administration)

[ Filed December 27, 2001, 3:53 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 388-527-2700 Services subject to recovery.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 43.20B.80, 74.08.090, and 74.34.090. Section 1917(b) of the Social Security Act.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: ESSB 6153, Washington State Omnibus Operating Budget 2001-2003 (chapter 7, Laws of 2001, Part II) requires additional medical assistance costs to be subject to estate recovery by the department.

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 this rule. Draft material and information about how to participate may be obtained from the department representative listed below.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Myra Davis, Medical Assistance Administration, Program Manager, P.O. Box 45533, Olympia, WA 98504-5533, phone (360) 725-1306, e-mail daviss@dshs.wa.gov, TDD 1-800-848-5429.

December 26, 2001

Susan A. Bush

for Brian H. Lindgren, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

Washington State Code Reviser's Office