WSR 17-17-141
[Filed August 22, 2017, 3:10 p.m.]
Title or Subject: Section 1115 Family Planning Only Demonstration Waiver Extension Application.
Effective Date: January 1, 2018.
Description: The health care authority (the agency) intends to submit an application to extend the Section 1115 Family Planning Only Demonstration Waiver for five years (through December 2022). The current waiver expires on December 31, 2017. It covers limited family planning and family planning-related services for women and men who are enrolled in the agency's two programs, Family Planning Only Extension and Take Charge.
The purpose, client eligibility requirements, and benefit package will remain the same. The name will change to "family planning only" to reduce confusion inherent in two program names.
Because eligibility and services will remain the same, this extension is anticipated to have no effect on annual aggregate expenditures or enrollment.
A link to the full public notice for the family planning only waiver and the extension application can be found at The agency updates this webpage regularly.
Comment: The public comment period for the family planning only demonstration waiver extension application is from Wednesday, September 6 until Thursday, October 12 at 5 p.m. PST. You can email comments to, fax 360-725-1152, or mail to Washington State Health Care Authority, Attn: Anaya Balter, P.O. Box 45502, Olympia, WA 98504-5502.
Two public meetings are scheduled. The agency will accept verbal and written comments at these meetings. The meetings are:
Title XIX Advisory Committee Meeting, on Friday, September 22, at 8:30–9:30 a.m., call-in: 1-888-407-5039; Participant pin: 91312278.
Webinar, on Tuesday, September 19, at 1:30-3 p.m., Join Skype Meeting, join by phone: 1-360-407-3811; Conference ID: 102895.