WSR 16-17-095
[Filed August 18, 2016, 9:18 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 182-533-0315 Maternity support servicesDefinitions, 182-533-0325 Maternity support servicesProvider requirements, 182-533-0327 Maternity support servicesProfessional staff qualifications and interdisciplinary team, 182-533-0345 Maternity support servicesPayment, and other related rules as appropriate.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 41.05.021, 41.05.160.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The agency is amending the maternity support services (MSS) rules to require MSS providers to assign the appropriate lead interdisciplinary team member to moderate and high risk clients. The amended rules also add language regarding infant case management screening and include housekeeping changes. During the course of this review, the agency may identify additional changes that are required in order to improve clarity or update policy.
Process for Developing New Rule: The agency welcomes the public to take part in developing this rule. If interested, contact the person identified below to receive an early rule draft to review. After the early review, the agency will send a notice of proposed rule making (CR-102) to everyone receiving this notice and 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 Katie Pounds, P.O. Box 42716, Olympia, WA 98504-2716, fax (360) 586-9727, TTY 1-800-848-5429, e-mail
August 18, 2016
Wendy Barcus
Rules Coordinator