WSR 07-04-021

AGENDA

HEALTH CARE AUTHORITY


[ Filed January 26, 2007, 9:10 a.m. ]


January 31, 2007

Semi-Annual Rule-Making Agenda



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Approximate Preproposal

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Subject Area

Contact/Telephone Number

Purpose of the Rule

Why Is this Significant?

Rule(s) Mandate

Other Agencies Who May Have Interest in the Subject of Rule(s)

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November 2007 (CR-101 filing)

Chapter 182-50 WAC

Duane Thurman

(206) 521-2036

To be consistent with SSB 5838 (chapter 233, Laws of 2006) HCA/PDP will amend WAC 182-50-005(9) and 182-50-200 (1)(b) to exempt refills of prescriptions for immunomodulator/antiviral drugs used to treat hepatitis C from therapeutic substitution under WAC 182-50-200. No mandate, but authorized by SSB 5838 (chapter 233, Laws of 2006). Department of social and health services, labor and industries, department of corrections.
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Spring 2006 (CR-101 filing)

TITLE 182 WAC

Ashley DeMoss

(360) 923-2644

The health care authority (HCA) will undertake an extensive review of the public employees benefits board (PEBB) employee eligibility rules in TITLE 182 WAC. The purpose of the review is to ensure that PEBB employee eligibility rules are clear rules that can be consistently applied by employers and understood by employees. No mandate, but authorized under RCW 41.05.065. All state and higher education agencies; K-12 school districts and local governments purchasing employee benefits via the PEBB program; department of personnel; and the office of financial management.
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March 2006 (CR-101 filing)

Chapters 182-08 and 182-12 WAC

Barbara Scott

(360) 923-2642

HCA will complete an annual review of chapters 182-08 and 182-12 WAC. Although other amendments may also be considered, the HCA review will focus on the following:

1. Making technical corrections related to when coverage begins and when individuals must submit application for coverage.

2. Amending and clarifying rules related to premium refunds.

3. Making corrections to the length of time an individual may continue certain coverage.

4. Amending and clarifying the definition of eligible dependent.

WAC 182-12-133 will be amended to conform to requirements of the federal Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act. All state and higher education agencies; K-12 school districts and local governments purchasing employee benefits via the PEBB program; department of personnel; and the office of financial management.

If you have any questions, Jason Siems, Rules Coordinator, can be reached at (360) 923-2720.

Jason Siems

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office