WSR 01-03-096

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Medical Assistance Administration)

[ Filed January 18, 2001, 3:30 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Home health services sections in chapter 388-551 WAC.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.530.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: To meet the requirements of the Health Care Financing Authority (HCFA), the department is amending home health services sections in chapter 388-551 WAC that refer to "homebound" criteria and adding new language.

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 these rules. Draft material and information about how to participate may by obtained by contacting the department representative listed 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, Regulatory Improvement Program Manager, Medical Assistance Administration, Mailstop 45533, Olympia, WA 98504-5586, phone (360) 725-1342, fax (360) 586-9727, e-mail sayrek@dshs.wa.gov.

January 17, 2001

Bonita H. Jacques, Chief

Office of Legal Affairs

Washington State Code Reviser's Office