PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
HEALTH CARE AUTHORITY
[Filed October 11, 2019, 1:49 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 182-100-0200 Single bed certification.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 41.05.021
; 2ESHB 1388 (chapter 201, Laws of 2018).
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: This rule making is required to comply with the requirements in 2ESHB 1388 which changed the designation of the state behavioral health services, effective July 1, 2018. The single bed certification rules were previously filed under preproposal statement of inquiry WSR 18-14-080 and emergency rule-making order WSR 19-13-057, as WAC 182-538D-0526.
The rule making under WSR 18-14-080 has progressed to a public hearing under WSR 19-20-125. Rule making for single bed certification will be continued through a separate rule-making progress [process] as the agency has additional work to do to develop the program. Single bed certification has also been renumbered from WAC 182-538D-0526 to WAC 182-100-0200 to reflect that it is not solely a service under medicaid.
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 Amy Emerson, P.O. Box 42716, Olympia, WA 98504-2716, phone 360-725-1348, fax 360-586-9727, telecommunication relay services (TRS) 711, email email@example.com, website www.hca.wa.gov/about-hca/rulemaking; or David Reed, P.O. Box 42730, Olympia, WA 98504-2730, phone 360-725-9419, fax 360-586-9727, TRS 71 , email firstname.lastname@example.org, website www.hca.wa.gov/about-hca/rulemaking.
October 11, 2019