PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Medical Assistance Administration)
[Filed November 4, 1998, 10:34 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 388-452-0005 Interview requirements.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: 42 CFR 435.907 and RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.057, 74.08.090, and 74.09.530.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: This proposed amendment is necessary to waive the requirement of a face-to-face interview for family-related medical programs. CFR only requires a written application.
Process for Developing New Rule: The department invites the interested public to review and provide input into the adopted language of this proposed WAC amendment. The department will distribute draft material for an internal and external review process. All comments are taken into consideration before issuance of final rule.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Joanie Scotson, Program Manager, Medical Assistance Administration, Mailstop 45530, Olympia, WA 98504-5530, phone (360) 753-7462, fax (360) 753-7315, TDD 1-800-848-5429, e-mail SCOTSJK@DSHS.WA.GOV.
November 3, 1998
Marie Myerchin-Redifer, Manager
Rules and Policies Assistance Unit