WSR 00-01-088

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Medical Assistance Administration)

[ Filed December 14, 1999, 3:07 p.m. ]

Date of Adoption: December 14, 1999.

Purpose: The department has reviewed the rules for compliance with the clear writing principles in the Governor's Executive Order 97-02. The rules have been rewritten for clarity and simplification without making any policy changes. Some rules are being repealed in order to consolidate those policies in new chapters; the new rules replacing repealed rules do not change existing policy.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 388-86-0022, 388-87-0020, 388-87-0025, 388-87-0105, 388-87-0250, and amending WAC 388-501-0175, 388-502-0250, 388-530-1800, 388-530-2050, 388-540-001, 388-540-005, 388-540-010, 388-540-020, 388-540-030, 388-540-040, 388-540-050, and 388-540-060.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 74.04.050, 74.08.090.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 99-20-111 on October 6, 1999.

Changes Other than Editing from Proposed to Adopted Version: Numbering changes for rules proposed as: WAC 388-502-0250 renumbered as WAC 388-502-0130, proposed new WAC 388-557-0100 renumbered as WAC 388-502-0120.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 5, Amended 12, Repealed 5.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 5, Amended 12, Repealed 5. Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

December 14, 1999

Marie Myerchin-Redifer, 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 00-02 issue of the Register.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office