SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Medicaid Purchasing Administration)
Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
Purpose: The department is eliminating coverage for electrical neural stimulation devices and supplies (including battery chargers and all other supplies for client-owned devices) for in-home use.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 388-543-1150, 388-543-1300, 388-543-1600, 388-543-2800, 388-545-300, and 388-545-500.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: Section 1109, chapter 564, Laws of 2009 (ESHB 1244), WAC 388-501-0055, RCW 74.08.090.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 10-08-086 on April 6, 2010.
A final cost-benefit analysis is available by contacting Erin Mayo, DSHS-HRSA, P.O. Box 45560, Olympia, WA 98504-5560, phone (360) 725-1729, fax (360) 586-9727, e-mail Erin.Mayo@dshs.wa.gov.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 6, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 6, Repealed 0.
Date Adopted: June 23, 2010.
Susan N. Dreyfus
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