WSR 05-06-119



[ Filed March 2, 2005, 11:29 a.m. ]

     Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 246-130 WAC, Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) early intervention program.

     Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 43.70.670, 43.70.120, and 43.70.040.

     Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The HIV client services program of the Department of Health is filing a CR-101 to revise chapter 246-130 WAC to achieve two goals:

To establish rules as authorized under RCW 43.70.670.
To update and clarify the language of the rule.

     Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: In 2003, SHB 1275, now RCW 43.70.670, authorized the Department of Health to operate the human immunodeficiency virus insurance program. This program, formerly know as the acquired human immunodeficiency syndrome insurance program was formerly administered by the Department of Social and Health Services under RCW 74.09.757 from 1993-2003. Rules established by DSHS for the acquired human immunodeficiency syndrome insurance program will have to be repealed. The Department of Health will coordinate the adoption of the revised chapter 246-130 WAC with the repeal of WAC 388-539-0200.

     Process for Developing New Rule: Collaborative.

     Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Anne Stuyvesant, Program Manager, Department of Health, Olympia, WA 98504-7841, phone (360) 236-3477, fax (360) 664-2216, e-mail

February 28, 2005

Mary C. Selecky


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