SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Health and Recovery Services Administration)
Effective Date of Rule: February 16, 2008.
Purpose: The department is codifying new special terms and conditions in the new family planning/TAKE CHARGE waiver as set forth by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for the state of Washington.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 388-532-050, 388-532-100, 388-532-110, 388-532-120, 388-532-520, 388-532-530, 388-532-700, 388-532-710, 388-532-720, 388-532-730, 388-532-740, 388-532-750, 388-532-760, 388-532-780, and 388-532-790.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.800.
Under RCW 34.05.350 the agency for good cause finds that state or federal law or federal rule or a federal deadline for state receipt of federal funds requires immediate adoption of a rule.
Reasons for this Finding: This emergency rule adoption is necessary while the permanent rule-making process is being completed because the current rules are out of compliance with special terms and conditions of the new family planning/TAKE CHARGE waiver set forth by the CMS for the state of Washington. The waiver was signed August 31, 2006, and is retroactive effective July 1, 2006. Immediate adoption of this emergency rule is required to prevent loss of 90% federal match funds for the family planning/TAKE CHARGE program.
This continues the emergency rule that is currently in effect under WSR 07-21-105 while the department completes the permanent rule-making process. The department has filed the proposed rule as WSR 08-05-095. There will be a public hearing on April 8, 2008.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 1, Amended 15, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 1, Amended 15, Repealed 0.
Date Adopted: February 6, 2008.
Stephanie E. Schiller
Reviser's note: The material contained in this filing exceeded the page-count limitations of WAC 1-21-040 for appearance in this issue of the Register. It will appear in the 08-06 issue of the Register.