WSR 02-07-111

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Medical Assistance Administration)

[ Filed March 20, 2002, 10:25 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 388-416-0035 Certification periods for Medicare savings programs.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.057, 74.08.090, and 74.09.575.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: This WAC is cross-referenced in WAC 388-517-0300 which is being revised to make program names match federal language.

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

Process for Developing New Rule: Persons reviewing WAC 388-517-0300 simultaneously looked at this WAC.

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 Patricia Armstrong, Program Manager, Medical Assistance Administration, P.O. Box 45534, Olympia, WA 98504-5534, phone (360) 725-1725, e-mail armstpa@dshs.wa.gov, fax (360) 664-0910, TDD 1-800-848-5429.

March 14, 2002

Brian H. Lindgren, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

Washington State Code Reviser's Office