WSR 09-13-094

PROPOSED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Health and Recovery Services Administration)

[ Filed June 16, 2009, 3:11 p.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 09-09-060.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: The department is repealing WAC 388-517-0400 Medicare coinsurance payment -- Extended care patient.

Hearing Location(s): Blake Office Park East, Rose Room, 4500 10th Avenue S.E., Lacey, WA 98503 (one block north of the intersection of Pacific Avenue S.E. and Alhadeff Lane. A map or directions are available at http://www.dshs.wa.gov/msa/rpau/docket.html or by calling (360) 664-6094), on July 21, 2009, at 10:00 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: Not sooner than July 22, 2009.

Submit Written Comments to: DSHS Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 45850, Olympia, WA 98504-5850, delivery 4500 10th Avenue S.E., Lacey, WA 98503, e-mail DSHSRPAURulesCoordinator@dshs.wa.gov, fax (360) 664-6185, by 5 p.m. on July 21, 2009.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Jennisha Johnson, DSHS rules consultant, by July 7, 2009, TTY (360) 664-6178 or (360) 664-6094 or by e-mail at johnsjl4@dshs.wa.gov.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: HRSA is repealing this section because medicare coinsurance, deductibles, and copayments are addressed in WAC 388-517-0320.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: Eliminates redundancy and reduces number of rules.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.057, 74.08.090, and 74.09.500.

Rule is necessary because of federal law, Social Security Act Section 1902 (a)(10)(E)(iii) and Section 1905 (p)(3)(A)(ii).

Name of Proponent: Department of social and health services, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Kevin Sullivan, P.O. Box 45504, Olympia, WA 98504, (360) 725-1344; Implementation and Enforcement: Carole McRae, P.O. Box 45534, Olympia, WA 98504, (360) 725-1250.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. This rule does not impact small businesses.

A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. Per RCW 34.05.328 (5)(b)(vii), client eligibility rules for medical assistance are exempt from this provision.

June 10, 2009

Stephanie E. Schiller

Rules Coordinator

4097.1
REPEALER

     The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
WAC 388-517-0400 Medicare coinsurance payment -- Extended care patient.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office