WSR 09-05-056

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Health and Recovery Services Administration)

[ Filed February 12, 2009, 2:54 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is amending WAC 388-502-0010 Payment -- Eligible providers defined, 388-502-0020 General requirements for providers, 388-502-0030 Denying, suspending, and terminating a provider's enrollment, and 388-502-0230 Provider review and appeal.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.080, 74.09.290.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: This rule making is intended to update, clarify, and ensure rules which protect the health and safety of DSHS clients. This includes, but is not limited to, eligible provider types, noneligible provider types, core provider agreement, enrollment, review and consideration of an applicant's history, continuing requirements, change of ownership, healthcare record requirements, termination of a provider for cause or convenience, provider dispute of a department decision, reapplying for participation, and provider review and appeal.

During the course of this review, the department may identify additional changes that are required in order to improve clarity or update policy.

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 Wendy L. Boedigheimer, Rules Program Manager, P.O. Box 45504, Olympia, WA 98504-5504, phone (360) 725-1306, fax (360) 586-9727, TTY (800) 848-5429, e-mail boediwl@dshs.wa.gov.

February 12, 2009

Stephanie E. Schiller

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office