WSR 16-14-040
(Washington Apple Health)
[Filed June 28, 2016, 11:22 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 182-546-4600 Ambulance transportationInvoluntary substance use disorder treatmentRicky Garcia Act; and other related rules as appropriate.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 41.05.021, 41.05.160; ESHB [E3SHB] 1713, chapter 29, Laws of 2016 1st sp. sess.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The agency is creating WAC 182-546-4600 to implement E3SHB 1713, also known as the Ricky Garcia Act. WAC 182-546-4600 allows for ambulance transportation for involuntary substance use disorder treatment. During the course of this review, the agency may identify additional changes that are required in order to improve clarity or update policy.
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 Amy Emerson, Office of Rules and Publications, P.O. Box 42716, Olympia, WA 98504-2716, fax (360) 586-9727, TTY 1-800-848-5429, e-mail
June 28, 2016
Wendy Barcus
Rules Coordinator