PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
HEALTH CARE AUTHORITY
[Filed July 31, 2018, 3:45 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: New section in chapter 182-526 WAC, Administrative hearing rules for medical services programs.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 41.05.021
, 42 C.F.R. 431.151, 154; and 42 C.F.R. 498.5.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The agency is amending this chapter to add administrative hearing rules for actions related to intermediate care facilities for individuals with intellectual disabilities, in alignment with federal regulations.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
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 Melinda Froud, P.O. Box 42716, Olympia, WA 98504-2716, phone 360-725-1408, fax 360-586-9727, TTY 1-800-848-5429, email email@example.com, web site www.hca.wa.gov/about-hca/rulemaking.
July 31, 2018