WSR 07-20-052

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Health and Recovery Services Administration)

[ Filed September 27, 2007, 8:55 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is amending WAC 388-500-0005 Medical definitions.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.08.090.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: HRSA is updating medical definitions to make them consistent with how the terms are used throughout HRSA rules.

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 Jonell O. Blatt, P.O. Box 45504, phone (360) 725-1571, fax (360) 586-9727, TTY 1-800-848-5429, e-mail blattj@dshs.wa.gov.

September 27, 2007

Stephanie E. Schiller

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office