WSR 16-13-008
(Washington Apple Health)
[Filed June 2, 2016, 10:13 a.m.]
Original Notice.
Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 16-10-033.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 182-500-0005 Definitions.
Hearing Location(s): Health Care Authority (HCA), Cherry Street Plaza Building, Sue Crystal Conference Room 106A, 626 8th Avenue, Olympia, WA 98504 (metered public parking is available street side around building. A map is available at, or directions can be obtained by calling (360) 725-1000), on July 26, 2016, at 10:00 a.m.
Date of Intended Adoption: Not sooner than July 27, 2016.
Submit Written Comments to: HCA Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 45504, Olympia, WA 98504-5504, delivery 626 8th Avenue, Olympia, WA 98504, e-mail, fax (360) 586-9727, by 5:00 p.m. on July 26, 2016.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Amber Lougheed by July 22, 2016, e-mail, (360) 725-1349, or TTY (800) 848-5429 or 711.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The agency is amending this rule to replace outdated references to Title 388 WAC with references to Title 182 WAC, and to expand the applicability of the chapter to other agency health care programs in addition to medical assistance.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: See Purpose above.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 41.05.021, 41.05.160.
Statute Being Implemented: RCW 41.05.021, 41.05.160.
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Name of Proponent: HCA, governmental.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Chantelle Diaz, P.O. Box 42716, Olympia, WA 98504-2716, (360) 725-1842; Implementation and Enforcement: Ann Myers, P.O. Box 42716, Olympia, WA 98504-2716, (360) 725-1345.
No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. The agency has determined that the proposed filing does not impose a disproportionate cost impact on small businesses or nonprofits.
A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. RCW 34.05.328 does not apply to HCA rules unless requested by the joint administrative rules review committee or applied voluntarily.
June 2, 2016
Wendy Barcus
Rules Coordinator
AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 11-14-075, filed 6/30/11, effective 7/1/11)
WAC 182-500-0005 ((Medical)) Definitions.
Chapter ((388-500)) 182-500 WAC contains definitions of words and phrases used in rules for medical assistance and other health care programs. When a term is not defined in this chapter, other agency or agency's designee WAC, or state or federal law, the medical definitions found in the Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary will apply. For general terms not defined in this chapter, other agency or agency's designee WAC, or state or federal law, the definitions in Webster's New World Dictionary apply. If a definition in this chapter conflicts with a definition in another chapter of Title ((388)) 182 WAC, the definition in the specific WAC prevails.