SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Health and Recovery Services Administration)
Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
Purpose: These amendments are necessary to meet the legislative requirements of sections 201 and 209 of the operating budget for fiscal years 2010 and 2011 for durable medical equipment. Specifically, the department is (1) eliminating the coverage of the following items for adults - bathroom and shower equipment, disinfectant sprays, surgical stockings, custom vascular supports, graduated compression stockings, and blood pressure monitoring equipment; (2) reducing coverage of the following items for adults and children: Nonsterile and sterile gloves, incontinent supplies, and diabetes test supplies (lancets and test strips); and (3) adding light boxes, bumper pads, surgical masks, and handheld showers to the noncovered list.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 388-543-2300; and amending WAC 388-543-1150, 388-543-1300, and 388-543-1600.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: Section 1109, chapter 564, Laws of 2009 (ESHB 1244).
Other Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.057, 74.08.090.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 09-16-039 on July 28, 2009.
A final cost-benefit analysis is available by contacting Erin Mayo, DSHS/HRSA, P.O. Box 45506, Olympia, WA 98504-5506, phone (360) 725-1729, fax (360) 586-9727, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 3, Repealed 1.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 3, Repealed 1.
Date Adopted: October 28, 2009.
Susan N. Dreyfus
Reviser's note: The material contained in this filing exceeded the page-count limitations of WAC 1-21-040 for appearance in this issue of the Register. It will appear in the 09-23 issue of the Register.