WSR 07-16-116

PROPOSED RULES

HEALTH CARE AUTHORITY


(Public Employees Benefits Board)

[ Order 07-01 -- Filed July 31, 2007, 11:07 a.m. ]

Continuance of WSR 07-14-135.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 07-09-034.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: PEBB rules related to enrollment in chapter 182-08 WAC; eligibility in chapter 182-12 WAC; and appeals in chapter 182-16 WAC.

Hearing Location(s): Health Care Authority, The Sue Crystal Center, 676 Woodland Square Loop S.E., Olympia, WA, on September 25, 2007, at 3:30 p.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: September 28, 2007.

Submit Written Comments to: Barbara Scott or Ashley DeMoss, PEBB Benefits Services Program, P.O. Box 42684, Olympia, WA 98504-2684, e-mail Barbara.scott@hca.wa.gov, fax (360) 923-2606, by September 25, 2007.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Nikki Johnson by September 20, 2007, TTY (888) 923-5622 or (360) 923-2805.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The public hearing date and the end of the public comment period for the proposal filed on July 3, 2007, under WSR 07-14-135, are being continued. This will allow the health care authority to file a supplemental notice and notify interested parties of further proposed rule amendments.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 41.05.160.

Statute Being Implemented: Chapter 41.05 RCW, chapters 156, 302, and 488, Laws of 2007.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Name of Proponent: , governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Barbara Scott, 676 Woodland Square Loop, Lacey, WA, (360) 923-2642; Implementation; Ashley DeMoss, 676 Woodland Square Loop, Lacey, WA, (360) 923-2644; and Enforcement: Mary Fliss, 676 Woodland Square Loop, Lacey, WA, (360) 923-2640.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. The joint administrative rules review committee has no [not] requested the filing of a small business economic impact statement, and there will be no costs to small business.

A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. RCW 34.05.328 does not apply to the health care authority rules unless requested by the joint administrative rules [review] committee or applied voluntarily.

July 31, 2007

Jason Siems

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office