WSR 15-22-009
(Washington Apple Health)
[Filed October 22, 2015, 2:09 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 182-550-2600 Inpatient psychiatric services and other 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 bring it into compliance with federal regulations, and to update and clarify policy regarding authorization of inpatient behavioral health services. During the course of this review, the agency may identify additional changes that are required in order to improve clarity or update policy.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: The division of behavioral health and recovery at DSHS administers these rules and will be included in the rule-making workgroup.
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 Chantelle Diaz, P.O. Box 42716, Olympia, WA 98504-2716, fax (360) 586-9727, TTY 1-800-848-5429, e-mail
October 22, 2015
Wendy Barcus
Rules Coordinator