WSR 99-21-095

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Medical Assistance Administration)

[ Filed October 20, 1999, 10:55 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Amending chapter 388-539 WAC, Acquired human immunodeficiency syndrome insurance program.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.09.757, 74.08.090.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department is reviewing and revising this chapter of WAC to consolidate and simplify rules on this subject, as well as 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: The department is consulting with the Department of Health to ensure clarity and consistency with that agency's rules on this subject.

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.

October 20, 1999

Marie Myerchin-Redifer, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

Washington State Code Reviser's Office