WSR 08-09-021

PERMANENT RULES

OFFICE OF

INSURANCE COMMISSIONER

[ Insurance Commissioner Matter No. R 2008-02 -- Filed April 7, 2008, 4:40 p.m. , effective May 8, 2008 ]


Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

Purpose: This rule making repeals WAC 284-43-810. WAC 284-43-810 sets forth obsolete mental health disclosure information for health care contracts. RCW 48.20.580, 48.21.240, 48.44.341 and 48.46.291, governing required mental health coverage, were enacted effective January 1, 2008, and make the disclosure required by WAC 284-43-810 obsolete.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 284-43-810.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 48.02.060, 48.18.120(2), 48.20.450, 48.20.460, 48.44.050, 48.46.200.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 08-03-124 on January 23, 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Date Adopted: April 7, 2008.

Mike Kreidler

Insurance Commissioner

OTS-1273.1


REPEALER

     The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
WAC 284-43-810 Coverage for mental health services.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office