WSR 02-13-074

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Medical Assistance Administration)

[ Filed June 14, 2002, 3:34 p.m. ]

Date of Adoption: June 12, 2002.

Purpose: Chapter 388-535 WAC, Dental-related services. To clarify and update existing policy, including: Updating (and deleting where necessary) definitions; clarifying provider requirements and adding cross-references to other provider information; clarifying services that are covered and not covered; clarifying policy regarding dentures (including replacements for lost dentures), partials, and laboratory fees; and reorganize and rewrite sections within the chapter to improve readability and understanding to meet the requirements of Executive Order 97-02.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 388-535-1010, 388-535-1150, and 388-535-1260; and amending WAC 388-535-1050, 388-535-1060, 388-535-1080, 388-535-1100, 388-535-1200, 388-535-1220, 388-535-1230, 388-535-1240, 388-535-1350, 388-535-1400, 388-535-1450, 388-535-1500, and 388-535-1550.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.035, 74.09.500, 74.09.520, 42 U.S.C. 1396d(a), 42 C.F.R. 440.100 and 440.225.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 02-08-088 on April 3, 2002.

Changes Other than Editing from Proposed to Adopted Version: (a) WAC 388-535-1060 (1)(f), after "Children's health (the state-only funded program)," added, "through September 30, 2002 only;"

(b) WAC 388-535-1070 (1)(a)(v), after "Practice," replaced "anesthesiology" with, "anesthesia;".

Changes were made as a result of stakeholder input.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 2, Amended 13, Repealed 3.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 2, Amended 13, Repealed 3.
Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

June 12, 2002

Brian H. Lindgren, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

Reviser's note: The material contained in this filing exceeded the page-count limitations of WAC 1-21-040 for appearance in this issue of the Register. It will appear in the 02-14 issue of the Register.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office