WSR 09-18-092

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Health and Recovery Services Administration)

[ Filed September 1, 2009, 12:08 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is amending WAC 388-505-0110 Medical assistance coverage for adults not covered under family medical programs.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.057, 74.08.090, and 74.09.500, sections 201 and 209, chapter 564, Laws of 2009.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: DSHS is clarifying language, updating WAC references and adding additional provisions to the WAC to comply with Washington state legislature SHB 1244 general assistance proviso, section 209 relating to the general assistance unemployable program.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

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.

September 1, 2009

Don Goldsby, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

Washington State Code Reviser's Office