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March 16, 2005
as posted in 5 daily Maine newspapers

NOTICE OF STATE RULE-MAKING

Public Input for Proposed and Adopted Rules

Notices are published each Wednesday to alert the public regarding state agency rule-making. You may obtain a copy of any rule by notifying the agency contact person. You may also comment on the rule, and/or attend the public hearing. If no hearing is scheduled, you may request one -- the agency may then schedule a hearing, and must do so if 5 or more persons request it. If you are disabled or need special services to attend a hearing, please notify the agency contact person at least 7 days prior to it. Petitions: you can petition an agency to adopt, amend, or repeal any rule; the agency must provide you with petition forms, and must respond to your petition within 60 days. The agency must enter rule-making if the petition is signed by 150 or more registered voters, and may begin rule-making if there are fewer. You can also petition the Legislature to review a rule; the Executive Director of the Legislative Council (115 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333, phone 207/287-1615) will provide you with the necessary petition forms. The appropriate legislative committee will review a rule upon receipt of a petition from 100 or more registered voters, or from "...any person who may be directly, substantially and adversely affected by the application of a rule..." (Title 5 Section 11112). World-Wide Web: Copies of the weekly notices and the full texts of adopted rule chapters may be found on the World-Wide Web at: http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/rcn/apa/.


PROPOSALS

AGENCY: 18—554 — Department of Administrative & Financial Services, Bureau of General Services
RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT: Ch. (New), Chapter Defining the Means by which Contractors and Subcontractors are to Provide Certain Records to the Bureau of General Services in the Department of Administrative and Financial Services, and to Identify what Information in Those Records is Available to the Public
PROPOSED RULE.NUMBER: 2005—P69
CONCISE SUMMARY: The purpose of this chapter is to define the manner in which specified records are to be provided by contractors and subcontractors to the Bureau of General Services, and to identify the information in those records that is and is not available to the public.
THIS RULE WILL NOT HAVE A FISCAL IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: The rule is being promulgated pursuant to 26 MRSA §1311
PUBLIC HEARING: none
DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS: Must be received by 5 p.m., Monday, 18 April 2005
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Joseph Ostwald
AGENCY NAME: Department of Administrative & Financial Services, Bureau of General Services
ADDRESS: 77 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333—077
TELEPHONE: (207) 624—7360


AGENCY: 65—625 — Public Utilities Commission, Emergency Services Communications Bureau
RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT: Ch. 11, PBX/Multiline Telephone System
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 2005—P70
CONCISE SUMMARY: To add a new Ch. 11 to the ESCB Rules to implement 25 MRSA §2934, which deals with multiline telephone systems (MLTS).
THIS RULE WILL NOT HAVE A FISCAL IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 25 MRSA §2934
PUBLIC HEARING: None scheduled
DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS: April 15, 2005
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Paula J. Cyr
AGENCY NAME: Public Utilities Commission
ADDRESS: 242 State Street, Station 18, Augusta, Maine, 04333—0018
TELEPHONE: (207) 287—3831


AGENCY: 10—144 — Department of Health and Human Services, Bureau of Medical Services
RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT: Ch. 101, MaineCare Benefits Manual: Ch. X Section 1, Benefit for People with HIV/AIDS
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 2005—P71
CONCISE SUMMARY: The rule change proposes to add mail order options for members receiving prescription drugs under this benefit. When obtaining brand—name prescription drugs through Department—approved mail order pharmacies, members may obtain a 90—day supply for a $20 co—payment per prescription, which will save members $10 per prescription. The co—payment will remain at $ 10 per month per prescription when obtaining drugs through a retail pharmacy, or when obtaining generic drugs through a Department—approved mail order pharmacy.
See http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/bms/rules/gen_rules_policies.htm for rules and related rulemaking documents.
THIS RULE WILL NOT HAVE A FISCAL IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 22 MRSA §42, §3173
PUBLIC HEARING:
Date: April 4, 2005
1:00 p.m.
Location: Conference Room # 1A, Department of Health and Human Services, 442 Civic Center Drive, Augusta, ME
Any interested party requiring special arrangements to attend the hearing must contact the agency person listed below before March 30, 2005.
DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS: Comments must be received by midnight April 15, 2005.
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Linda Schumacher
AGENCY NAME: Bureau of Medical Services
ADDRESS: 442 Civic Center Drive, 11 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333—0011
TELEPHONE: (207) 287—9366
FAX: (207) 287—9369
TTY: 1 (800) 423—4331 or (207) 287—1828 (Deaf or Hard of Hearing)


AGENCY: 10—144 — Department of Health and Human Services, Bureau of Medical Services
RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT: Ch. 101, MaineCare Benefits Manual: Ch. I, General Administrative Policies and Procedures, Section 1.04—1, Additional Considerations for Eligibility
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 2005—P72
CONCISE SUMMARY: The Department is proposing to reduce benefits for non—categorical adults (childless adults) receiving MaineCare services under the Health Insurance Flexibility and Accountability (HIFA) waiver. NOTE: The changes contemplated by this proposed rule (reduction of benefits) require approval by CMS, the federal agency that oversees Medicaid. The Department anticipates that it will request permission to make these changes by sending a waiver amendment request to CMS by March 15, 2005. THE DEPARTMENT WILL NOT ADOPT THIS RULE IF IT DOES NOT RECEIVE CMS APPROVAL. If CMS does approve these changes, the Department will give members at least 15 days prior notice of the changes, as adopted by the final rule, by mailing a notice to every applicable member.
See http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/bms/rules/gen_rules_policies.htm for rules and related rulemaking documents.
THIS RULE WILL NOT HAVE A FISCAL IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 22 MRSA §42, §3173
PUBLIC HEARING:
Date: April 5, 2005, 9:00 a.m.
Location: Senator Inn Embassy Room, Western Avenue, Augusta, ME
Any interested party requiring special arrangements to attend the hearing must contact the agency person listed below before March 23, 2005.
DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS: Comments must be received by midnight April 15, 2005.
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Linda Schumacher
AGENCY NAME: Bureau of Medical Services
ADDRESS: 442 Civic Center Drive, 11 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333—0011
TELEPHONE: (207) 287—9370
FAX: (207) 287—9369
TTY: 1 (800) 423—4331 or (207) 287—1828 (Deaf or Hard of Hearing)


ADOPTIONS

AGENCY: 03—201 — Maine Department of Corrections
RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT: Ch. 10 Subsection 27.3, Policy and Procedures Manual — Community Transition Program — (formerly Ch. 10 Subsection 18.8, Release Program)
ADOPTED RULE NUMBER: 2005—86
CONCISE SUMMARY: The Maine Department of Corrections is proposing revisions to the existing policy, procedures, and rules governing the Release Program Policy pursuant to 34—A MRSA §3035.
The revisions are designed to strongly encourage prisoners to make a good faith, reasonable application for Supervised Community Confinement by, among other things, limiting the period of time prisoners are allowed to be on work release. The desire to stay on work release has been a major disincentive for prisoners to apply for Supervised Community Confinement.
It is projected that these changes will result in a significant increase in the number of prisoners applying for and being approved for Supervised Community Confinement, thus relieving some of the overcrowding in the correctional facilities.
This rule, Ch. 10 Subsection 27.3, Policy and Procedures Manual — Community Transition Program, will repeal and replace Ch. 10 subsection 18.8, Policy and Procedures Manual — Release Program.
Providers and the public will have the opportunity to comment on the changes to this rule through the rule making process.
EFFECTIVE DATE: March 14, 2005
AGENCY NAME: Maine Department of Corrections
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Ellis King
ADDRESS: State House Station 111, Augusta, Maine 04333—0111
TELEPHONE: (207) 287—4342


AGENCY: 13—188 — Department of Marine Resources
CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE: Ch. 55.61, Dragging in the Taunton River Area — Emergency
ADOPTED RULE NUMBER: 2005—87
CONCISE SUMMARY: These emergency regulations are considered necessary to protect and conserve the marine organisms in Taunton Bay from imminent depletion due to the expiration of the dragging prohibition in accordance with 12 MRSA §6959 that expired March 1, 2005 and interim period pending reauthorization by the Maine Legislature. For additional information see the 2004 report to the Maine Legislature's Joint Standing Committee for Marine Resources located at: http://www.maine.gov/dmr/rm/ecology/division.html and select the Taunton Bay Assessment report file and or poster.
EFFECTIVE DATE: Friday, March 11, 2005
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Laurice U. Churchill
AGENCY NAME: Department of Marine Resources
ADDRESS: PO Box 8, West Boothbay Harbor, Maine 04575—0008
WEB SITE: www.maine.gov/dmr/rulemaking
TELEPHONE: (207) 633—9584
FAX: (207) 633—9579
TTY: (207) 287—4474 (Deaf/Hard of Hearing)


AGENCY: 90—590 — Maine Health Data Organization
CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE: Ch. 245, Uniform Reporting System for Non—hospital Ambulatory Service Data Sets
ADOPTED RULE NUMBER: 2005—88
CONCISE SUMMARY: This rule contains provisions for the filing of ambulatory data sets for patients served by non—hospital providers. The rule includes requirements for the content, form, medium, and time for filing the data to the Maine Health Data Organization. In addition, the rule identifies the ambulatory services for which data sets are to be filed and accuracy standards for the data.
The MHDO is proposing to repeal the rule in its entirety because similar data are now being collected through the newly established health care claims database authorized under 90—590 CMR Ch. 243. Repeal of the rule will result in savings for a number of non—hospital health care providers that have been required to submit data directly to the MHDO.
EFFECTIVE DATE: March 14, 2005
CONTACT PERSON: Alan M. Prysunka, Executive Director
AGENCY NAME: Maine Health Data Organization
ADDRESS: 151 Capitol Street, 102 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333—0102
TELEPHONE: (207) 287—6722


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