WSR 02-23-056

INTERPRETIVE OR POLICY STATEMENT

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES

[ Filed November 15, 2002, 4:34 p.m. ]


DESCRIPTION OF INTERPRETIVE OR POLICY STATEMENT


Document Title: Numbered Memorandum 02-86 MAA.

Subject: New contracts awarded for spoken language interpreters.

Effective Date: January 1, 2003.

Document Description: Effective for dates of service on and after January 1, 2003, the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) will cover spoken language interpreter services for DSHS clients through new contracts awarded to interpreter services brokers. This memorandum explains the new process for requesting spoken language interpreter services and provides a list of brokers to contact.

To receive a copy of the interpretive or policy statement, contact Kevin Sullivan, Regulatory Improvement Coordinator, Department of Social and Health Services, Medical Assistance Administration, Division of Program Support, P.O. Box 45533, Olympia, WA 98504-5533, phone (360) 725-1344 or go to website http://maa.dshs.wa.gov (click on Numbered Memorandum link), TDD 1-800-848-5429, fax (360) 586-9727, e-mail mailto:sullikm@dshs.wa.gov.

November 14, 2002

E. A. Myers, Manager

Rules and Publications Section

Washington State Code Reviser's Office