PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 182-535 WAC, Dental-related services, WAC 182-531-1025 Oral health care services provided by dentists for clients age twenty-one and older -- General, and other rules as appropriate.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 41.05.021.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Revisions to this chapter are necessary to update the policy and align with industry standards, clarify existing policy, and correct discrepancies found between covered and noncovered services.
Process for Developing New Rule: The health care authority (HCA) welcomes the public to take part in developing the rules. Anyone interested should contact the staff person identified below. At a later date, HCA will file a notice of proposed rule making (CR-102) with the office of the code reviser. A copy of the proposal will be sent to everyone on the mailing list and to 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 Wendy L. Boedigheimer, Rules Program Manager, P.O. Box 45504, Olympia, WA 98504-5504, fax (360) 586-9727, TTY 1-800-848-5429, e-mail Wendy.Boedigheimer@hca.wa.gov.
March 29, 2013
Kevin M. Sullivan