WSR 05-10-094

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH


[ Filed May 4, 2005, 8:29 a.m. , effective June 4, 2005 ]


Purpose: The purpose of this rule was to implement legislation passed to change RCW 43.70.460 which added additional practice sites for the volunteer retired provider program (VRP). The rule expands authorized practice settings for the VRP program. The increased VRP practice settings will increase the practice site options for volunteer health care providers.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 184, Laws of 2004, RCW 43.70.470.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 05-03-007 on January 6, 2005.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 2, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 2, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: May 4, 2005.

B. White

for Mary C. Selecky

Secretary

OTS-7513.4

Chapter 246-564 WAC

VOLUNTEER RETIRED PROVIDER MALPRACTICE INSURANCE PROGRAM


NEW SECTION
WAC 246-564-001   Purpose.   The volunteer retired provider malpractice insurance program (VRP) was established under RCW 43.70.460 and 43.70.470, and is administered by the department of health. The VRP program serves low-income patients by increasing access to health care services. The program pays the malpractice insurance for volunteer health care providers in qualified practice settings.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 246-564-010   Qualified practice settings defined.   Qualified practice settings include any of the following:

(1) Public or tax exempt corporations.

(2) For-profit practice settings that maintain and hold themselves out to the public as providing health care services to Medicaid patients and post a sliding fee scale.

(3) For-profit practice settings that have established hours on a regular basis for providing free health care services.

(4) For-profit practice settings that participate, through a written agreement, in a community-based program to provide access to health care services for uninsured persons.

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