WSR 07-22-083

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Health and Recovery Services Administration)

[ Filed November 5, 2007, 10:31 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: New WAC 388-530-1075 Tamper-resistant prescription requirements, and possible other related rules as appropriate.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.08.090; Section 7002(b) of the federal United States Troop Readiness, Veterans' Care, Katrina Recovery, and Iraq Accountability Appropriations Act, 2007, which amends section 1903(i) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. section 1936b (i)(23)).

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department is amending this rule to comply with federal law which mandates the use of tamper-resistant prescriptions for all medicaid, nonelectronic prescriptions.

Process for Developing New Rule: DSHS welcomes the public to take part in developing the rules. Anyone interested should contact the staff person identified 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, Olympia, WA 98504-5504, phone (360) 725-1571, fax (360) 586-9727, TTY 1-800-848-5429, e-mail blattj@dshs.wa.gov.

November 5, 2007

Stephanie E. Schiller

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office