WSR 02-01-115

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

HEALTH CARE AUTHORITY


(Basic Health Plan)

[ Order 01-07 -- Filed December 19, 2001, 8:06 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Revising rules to incorporate criteria for selection of basic health enrollees for recertification or for imposing penalties for subsidy overpayments that are the result of fraud or intentional misrepresentation of information.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 70.47.050.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: RCW 70.47.060(9) requires the agency to adopt rules to define the appropriate application of sanctions. Current rules do not include the criteria for selection of enrollees for recertification or for imposing penalties.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: No other federal or state agency regulates this subject.

Process for Developing New Rule: Stakeholder mailings and public hearing.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication. Information regarding this rule-making will be posted on the agency website, http://www.wa.gov/hca/basichealth.htm. Or you may contact Rosanne Reynolds, P.O. Box 42686, Olympia, WA 98504-2686, phone (360) 923-2948, fax (360) 412-4276, e-mail Rrey107@hca.wa.gov.

December 19, 2001

Cyndi Presnell

for Melodie Bankers

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office