WSR 13-03-146



(Aging and Disability Services Administration)

[ Filed January 23, 2013, 11:01 a.m. ]

     Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 388-96-580 Operating leases of office equipment, and other related rules as appropriate.

     Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.46.431(9).

     Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The recognition of the rental cost of medically necessary equipment as an allowable cost under the state medicaid nursing facility rate methodology.

     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 Elizabeth Pashley, phone (360) 725-2447, fax (360) 725-2641, TTY (360) 493-2637, e-mail

January 22, 2013

Katherine I. Vasquez

Rules Coordinator