WSR 17-23-149
[Filed November 21, 2017, 9:30 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 182-531-1500 Sleep studies, and other related rules as appropriate.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 41.05.021, 41.05.160.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The agency is amending this rule to revise the requirements for a sleep center to become an agency-approved center of excellence. The agency plans to reduce the number of documents that must be submitted for each sleep center. The agency will instead use the sleep center's certification by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, which requires the same documentation as listed in the current rule. During the course of this review, the agency may identify additional changes that are required in order to improve clarity or update policy.
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, web site
November 21, 2017
Wendy Barcus
Rules Coordinator