SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Medical Assistance Administration)
Date of Adoption: September 5, 2003.
Purpose: To ensure department rules are HIPAA-compliant (federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, P.L. 104-191) by October 16, 2003, and to adopt into permanent rule clarifying language to reflect current department policy and business practices.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 388-550-1050, 388-550-6100, 388-550-6150, 388-550-6200, and 388-550-6400.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.057, and 74.08.090.
Other Authority: Public Law 104-191.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 03-14-102 on June 30, 2003.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 5, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making:
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Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
September 5, 2003
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 03-20 issue of the Register.