WSR 09-18-058

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Health and Recovery Services Administration)

[ Filed August 28, 2009, 8:31 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is amending WAC 388-530-4100 Washington preferred drug list (PDL) and 388-530-4150 Therapeutic interchange program (TIP).

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.04.050, 74.09.700, 74.08.090, and chapter 575, Laws of 2009 (ESSB 5892).

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Amendments to these sections are required to implement ESSB 5892 which authorizes state purchasing health care programs to maximum appropriate prescription drug use in a cost-effective manner. 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.

August 28, 2009

Stephanie E. Vaughn

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office