WSR 09-12-043

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Health and Recovery Services Administration)

[ Filed May 27, 2009, 2:51 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is amending chapter 388-543 WAC, Durable medical equipment and related supplies, prosthetics, orthotics, medical supplies and related services.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.04.050 and 74.08.090.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department is amending this chapter to improve clarity and update policy regarding durable medical equipment, and related supplies, prosthetics, orthotics, medical supplies and related services and reorganizing the sections to be consistent with other recently filed medical assistance chapters.

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.

May 27, 2009

Stephanie E. Schiller

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office