PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
HEALTH CARE AUTHORITY
[Filed December 18, 2020, 9:12 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 182-51-1800 Administrative hearing (formal appeal), 182-70-110 Appeals, 182-70-655 Hearing, 182-70-660 Final decision; other related rules, as appropriate.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 41.05.021
; and ESSHB [E2SHB] 1224, chapter 334, Laws of 2019.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Revisions to these sections are necessary due to the revisions the health care authority (HCA) is making to WAC 182-526-0005 Purpose and scope, which HCA filed a CR-101 under WSR 20-11-072 on May 20, 2020. Consistency is needed between chapters 182-51, 182-70, and 182-526 WAC regarding hearings and appeals. During the course of this review, the agency may identify additional related 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: Not applicable.
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, Rulemaking Questions, P.O. Box 42716, Olympia, WA 98504-2716, phone 360-725-9563, fax 360-586-9727, telecommunication[s] relay services (TRS) 711, email email@example.com, website www.hca.wa.gov/about-hca/rulemaking; or Kerry Breen, Program Questions, P.O. Box 42700, Olympia, WA 98504-2700, phone 360-725-9970, fax 360-586-9727, TRS 711, email firstname.lastname@example.org, website www.hca.wa.gov/about-hca/rulemaking.
December 18, 2020