WSR 99-20-049

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Medical Assistance Administration)

[ Filed September 30, 1999, 2:44 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Sections of chapter 388-550 WAC, Hospital services.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.08.090, 42 U.S.C. 1395x(v).

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: This rewrite is to ensure MAA's administrative code reflects current policy and practice and coordinates with policies of Division of Alcohol and Substance Abuse and the Mental Health Division of the department. Also to comply with the Governor's Executive Order 97-02.

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 Kathy Sayre, Program Assistance and Support Services, Medical Assistance Administration, Olympia, Washington 98504-5530, phone (360) 586-0355, fax (360) 753-7315, TTY 1-800-848-5429, e-mail sayrek@dshs.wa.gov.

September 30, 1999

Marie Myerchin-Redifer, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

Washington State Code Reviser's Office