WSR 02-14-100

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Medical Assistance Administration)

[ Filed July 1, 2002, 4:41 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 388-530-1100 Prescription drug mail order program.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.510, and 2001-03 Revised Omnibus Operating Budget-2002 Supplemental (section 209, chapter 371, Laws of 2002).

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The legislature has directed MAA to provide a mail-order pharmacy option for prescription drugs. This mail-order option should save money on drug prices and offer increased convenience to MAA clients.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Department of Health, Washington State Board of Pharmacy.

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, MAA Program Manager, P.O. Box 45533, Olympia, WA 98504-5533, phone (360) 725-1306, fax (360) 586-9727.

July 1, 2002

Brian H. Lindgren, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

Washington State Code Reviser's Office