WSR 09-23-062

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

OFFICE OF

INSURANCE COMMISSIONER

[ Insurance Commissioner Matter No. R 2009-19 -- Filed November 12, 2009, 3:42 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Utilization review of medical services.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 48.02.060.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: This rule making is being initiated as a result of a petition (P.47) from the WorkSMART Institute. The commissioner will consider amending WAC 284-43-410 to clear up a conflict with a newly enacted statute.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: Submit written comments by December 7, 2009, to Kacy Scott, P.O. Box 40258, Olympia, WA 98504-0258, kacys@oic.wa.gov.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Kacy Scott, P.O. Box 40258, Olympia, WA 98504-0258, kacys@oic.wa.gov.

November 12, 2009

Mike Kreidler

Insurance Commissioner

Washington State Code Reviser's Office