WSR 02-17-070



(Medical Assistance Administration)

[ Filed August 16, 2002, 4:30 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 388-535-1050, 388-535-1070, 388-535-1080, 388-535-1100, 388-535-1200, 388-535-1230, 388-535-1240, 388-535-1450 and possible other sections in chapter 388-535 WAC, Dental-related services.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.035, 74.09.500, 74.09.520, 42 U.S.C. 1396d(a), 42 C.F.R. 440.100 and 440.225.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: To update and clarify existing policy regarding dental-related services, including program definitions, provider requirements, covered and noncovered services, dentures, overdentures, partials, laboratory fees, emergency palliative treatment, general anesthesia and conscious sedation.

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 rule. Draft material and information about how to participate may be obtained from 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, Rules and Publications Program Manager, Medical Assistance Administration, Mailstop 45533, Olympia, WA 98504-5533, phone (360) 725-1342, fax (360) 586-9727, TDD 1-800-848-5429, e-mail

August 16, 2002

Brian H. Lindgren, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

Washington State Code Reviser's Office