PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Health and Rehabilitation Services Administration)
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Community support service providers, WAC 388-865-0100 to 388-865-0484.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 71.05.560, 71.24.035, and 71.34.800.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The Mental Health Division is revising these rules to be consistent with rules in the Federal Balanced Budget Act and for clarity/quality improvement.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: The Mental Health Division is participating with the Federal Center for Medicare/Medicaid Services (CMS) Medical Assistance Administration (MAA) DSHS in a workgroup with community representatives to coordinate development of these rules.
Process for Developing New Rule: A stakeholder committee consisting of representatives from the Mental Health Division is participating with a workgroup of community representatives to coordinate development of these rules. All draft materials will be made available to constituents for a larger review audience. All comments will be taken into consideration for final rule development. Meetings are planned for April and May 2003. Additional meeting dates will be announced as they are determined.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Karie Castleberry, Mental Health Division, P.O. Box 45320, Olympia, WA 98504-5320, firstname.lastname@example.org, (360) 902-0799, fax (360) 902-0809.
April 1, 2003
Brian H. Lindgren, Manager
Rules and Policies Assistance Unit