WSR 99-13-190

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Medical Assistance Administration)

[ Filed June 23, 1999, 10:03 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Repealing WAC 388-86-018 Coordinating community aids service alternatives (CCASA) program services and 388-87-048 Payment-coordinated community aids service alternatives (CCASA) program; and new WAC 388-539-0500 Community aids service alternative (CASA) program--Services and payment.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.08.090.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department is establishing a new chapter to consolidate rules regarding community AIDS service alternatives and payment. The rules are also being rewritten to comply with the Governor's Executive Order 97-02 mandating clear writing.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: The department invites the interested public to review and provide input on the draft language of this WAC. Draft material and information about how to participate are available by contacting the DSHS representative identified below.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting L. Mike Freeman, Regulatory Improvement Project, Medical Assistance Administration, Olympia, WA 98504-5530, phone (360) 586-0941, fax (360) 753-7315, TTY 1-800-848-5429, e-mail freemlm@dshs.wa.gov.

June 21, 1999

Marie Myerchin-Redifer, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

Washington State Code Reviser's Office