WSR 04-20-111

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

HOME CARE

QUALITY AUTHORITY

[ Filed October 6, 2004, 10:38 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: The Home Care Quality Authority will be writing new rules pertaining to the operation of the referral registry.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.39A.280(3) and 74.39A.250 (1)(a)-(h).

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The agency will soon provide referral registry services which include placement and removal of individual providers from a registry. Rules regarding the policies and procedures related to the registry operations need to be established in order to provide clear guidance and expectations.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: Negotiated rule making.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Sherri Wills-Green, Referral Registry Program Manager, phone (360) 725-2520, e-mail Swills-Green@hcqa.wa.gov or Jackie Myers, Operations Manager, phone (360) 725-2618, e-mail JMyers@hcqa.wa.gov, fax (360) 407-0304, TTY (360) 493-2637, website www.hcqa.wa.gov, e-mail info@hcqa.wa.gov.

October 1, 2004

Mindy L. Schaffner

Executive Director

Legislature Code Reviser 

Register

Washington State Code Reviser's Office