WSR 12-10-049

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Disability Services)

[ Filed April 30, 2012, 10:40 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 388-105-0005.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.39A.030 (3)(a).

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: To implement changes to nursing home licensing fees and assisted living facilities medicaid payment rates made in [3]ESHB 2127.

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

Process for Developing New Rule: By publishing in the Washington State Register: CR-101 Prepropsal statement of inquiry; CR-102 Proposed rule making; and CR-103 Rule-making order including a concise explanatory statement.

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 Elizabeth Pashley, phone (360) 725-2447, fax (360) 725-2641, e-mail Pashlel@dshs.wa.gov.

April 26, 2012

Katherine I. Vasquez

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office