PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Health and Recovery Services Administration)
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is amending sections in chapter 388-535 WAC relating to the department's access to baby and child dentistry (ABCD) program, and sections relating to dental-related services for clients through age twenty and clients age twenty-one and older.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.04.050 and 74.08.090.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department is amending these rules to meet requirements of the 2007-09 state omnibus operating budget which provides for expansion of covered dental-related services and access for medical assistance clients. In addition, the department is clarifying existing policy, better defining the scope of the rule, and reviewing the chapter for other necessary changes.
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. At a later date, DSHS will file a proposal with the office of the code reviser with a notice of proposed rule making. A copy of the proposal will be sent to everyone on the mailing list and to anyone who requests a copy.
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 Program Manager, P.O. Box 45504, Olympia, WA 98504-45504, phone (360) 725-1342, fax (360) 586-9727, TTY 1-800-848-5429, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
July 31, 2007
Stephanie E. Schiller