WSR 07-04-017

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Health and Recovery Services Administration)

[ Filed January 25, 2007, 2:21 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 388-530 WAC, Pharmacy services.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.04.050, 74.08.090, 74.09.530, and 74.09.700.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department is amending these rules to reorganize the sections, remove redundant or outdated sections, clarify the existing language, update coverage and authorization policy where needed, and add information on Medicare Part D, managed care, and dual eligible clients.

During the course of this review, the department may identify additional changes that are required in order to improve clarity or update policy.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

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 Wendy L. Boedigheimer, Rules Program Manager, 626 8th Avenue S.E., Mailstop 45504, Olympia, WA 98504-5504, phone (360) 725-1306, fax (360) 586-9727, TTY 1-800-848-5429, e-mail boedigwl@dshs.wa.gov.

January 25, 2007

Jim Schnellman, Chief

Office of Administrative Resources

Washington State Code Reviser's Office