WSR 07-21-030



(Health and Recovery Services Administration)

[ Filed October 9, 2007, 12:45 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is amending WAC 388-501-0135 Patient review and restriction program (PRR).

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.08.090, 42 C.F.R. 431.51, 431.54(e).

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The rule is being amended to: (1) Update program name to patient review and coordination program, (2) expand program definitions, (3) clarify restrictions, (4) add requirement that PRR clients remain enrolled in their managed care plans for one year, and (5) clarify client dispute resolution process.

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

October 9, 2007

Stephanie E. Schiller

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office