PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
HEALTH CARE AUTHORITY
[Filed June 14, 2019, 11:21 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 182-511-1000 Heath [Health] care workers with disabilities (HWD)—Program description, 182-511-1050 Health care workers with disabilities (HWD)—Program requirements, 182-511-1060 Washington apple health—Health care workers with disabilities (HWD)—Income standard based on the federal poverty guidelines, 182-511-1100 Health care workers with disabilities (HWD)—Retroactive coverage, 182-511-1150 Health care workers with disabilities (HWD)—Disability requirements, 182-511-1200 Health care workers with disabilities (HWD)—Employment requirements, 182-511-1250 Health care workers with disabilities (HWD)—Premium payment, 182-512-0550 SSI-related medical, and other rules as appropriate.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: SHB 1199 (chapter 70, Laws of 2019); RCW 41.05.021
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The agency is revising these rules to comply with the requirements of SHB 1199.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the department of social and health 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 Valerie Smith, Rules Program Manager, P.O. Box 42716, Olympia, WA 98504-2716, phone 360-725-1344, fax 360-586-9727, telecommunication relay services 711, email email@example.com, web site www.hca.wa.gov/about-hca/rulemaking.
June 14, 2019