PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
HEALTH CARE AUTHORITY
[Filed October 9, 2019, 10:09 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 182-531-1550 Sterilization physician-related services; and other related rules as appropriate.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 41.05.021
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The agency is amending WAC 182-531-550 to remove coverage of hysteroscopic sterilizations. The Federal Drug Administration restricted the sale and distribution of the Class III contraceptive device used in this procedure. During the course of this review, the agency may identify additional related 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 Jason Crabbe, P.O. Box 42716, Olympia, WA 98504-2716, phone 360-725-9563, fax 360-586-9727, telecommunication relay services (TRS) 711, email email@example.com, website www.hca.wa.gov/about-hca/rulemaking; or Melissa Kundur, P.O. Box 45506, Olympia, WA 98504-5506, phone 360-725-5297, fax 360-586-9727, TRS 711, email firstname.lastname@example.org, website www.hca.wa.gov/about-hca/rulemaking.
October 9, 2019