WSR 09-09-060

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Health and Recovery Services Administration)

[ Filed April 13, 2009, 12:26 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is repealing WAC 388-517-0400 Medicare coinsurance payment -- Extended care patient.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.057, 74.08.090, and 74.09.500, Section 1902 (a)(10)(E)(iii) and Section 1905 (p)(3)(A)(ii) of the Social Security Act.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: HRSA is repealing this section because medicare coinsurance, deductibles, and copayments are addressed in WAC 388-517-0320.

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 Kevin Sullivan, HRSA Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 45504, Olympia, WA 98504-5504, phone (360) 725-1344, fax (360) 586-9727, TTY 1-800-848-5429, e-mail sullikm@dshs.wa.gov.

April 13, 2009

Stephanie E. Schiller

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office