WSR 07-20-094

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH


[ Filed October 2, 2007, 10:45 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Establishing certification and recertification survey fees for Washington health care facilities participating in federal health care reimbursement programs.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 43.70 RCW as amended by SHB 2087, chapter 279, Laws of 2007.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department receives funding from the federal government to perform the certification and recertifications of health care facilities under the federal health care reimbursement program. When the federal government does not provide sufficient funding to cover all certifications and recertifications, the secretary may assess fees on applicants to fund these services.

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

Process for Developing New Rule: Collaborative rule making.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Alisa Harris, Operations Manager, Office of Facilities and Services Licensing, 310 Israel Road S.E., Tumwater, WA 98501-7852, e-mail alisa.harris@doh.wa.gov, phone (360) 236-2907, fax (360) 236-2901. We will notify all licensees and organizations who have expressed an interest in rule-making activities. Interested parties may also submit written comments for consideration.

October 2, 2007

Mary C. Selecky

Secretary

Washington State Code Reviser's Office