PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
HEALTH CARE AUTHORITY
[Filed July 26, 2019, 8:27 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The agency is amending the following emergency medical transportation rule, WAC 182-546-0001 through 182-546-4600; and other related rules as appropriate.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 41.05.021
; SHB 1721, chapter 157, Laws of 2015; ESSHB [E2SHB] 1358, chapter 273, Laws of 2017; ESSHB [E2SHB] 1713, chapter 29, Laws of 2016.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The agency is revising these sections to update ambulance program policies, clarify existing policies and coverage, remove outdated information, update erroneous rule citations, and perform other housekeeping fixes. The agency began this process under WSR 14-03-080, but the project was placed on hold several times to allow for other related ambulance transportation rule makings to occur within this chapter, such as ground emergency medical transportation program, Ricky Garcia Act, treat and refer. The agency is now restarting this project and wants to make sure that our interested stakeholder list is current.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Center[s] for Medicare and Medicaid Services, department of social and health services, and department of health.
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, P.O. Box 42716, Olympia, WA 98504-2716, phone 360-725-1344, fax 360-586-9727, telecommunication relay services 711, email firstname.lastname@example.org, web site www.hca.wa.gov/about-hca/rulemaking; or Shauna James, P.O. Box 45510, Olympia, WA 98504-2716 [98504-5510], phone 360-725-5243, fax 253-350-6512, telecommunication relay services 711, email email@example.com, web site www.hca.wa.gov/about-hca/rulemaking.
July 26, 2019