PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
HEALTH CARE AUTHORITY
[Filed May 29, 2019, 2:45 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 182-535-1050 Dental-related services—Definitions, 182-535-1060 Dental-related services—Client eligibility, 182-535-1245 Access to baby and child dentistry (ABCD) program, 182-535A-0010 Orthodontic services—Definitions, 182-535A-0020 Orthodontic treatment and orthodontic services—Client eligibility, and other rules as appropriate.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 41.05.021
, ESHB 1109, sections 211 (1)(c) and 1111 (1)(c), chapter 415, Laws of 2019, 66th legislature, 2019 regular session.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The agency is striking all references to dental managed care from these sections. Eligible clients will continue to receive their dental services through fee-for-service on and after July 1, 2019. 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: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
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 Michael Williams, P.O. Box 42716, Olympia, WA 98504-2716, phone 360-725-1346, fax 360-586-9727, telecommunication relay services 711, email email@example.com, web site www.hca.wa.gov/about-hca/rulemaking.
May 29, 2019