WSR 02-16-020

AGENDA

HEALTH CARE AUTHORITY


[ Filed July 26, 2002, 3:58 p.m. ]


Washington State Health Care Authority

Melodie Bankers, Rules Coordinator, (360) 923-2728


July 31, 2002 Semi-Annual Rule-Making Agenda



Approximate Preproposal
1. Date

2. Subject Area

3. Contact/Telephone Number

Purpose of the Rule

Why is this Significant?

Rule(s)

Mandate

Other Agencies who

may have interest in

the Subject of Rule(s)

1. May 1, 2002

2. WAC 182-25-010

3. Rosanne Reynolds, (360) 923-2948

Revise rules regarding eligibility based on income and other factors, to ensure that enrollment and subsidy levels are based on an accurate appraisal of the person's circumstances. No mandate DSHS Medical Assistance Administration
1. May 7, 2002

2. WAC 182-08-190 and 182-12-220

3. Barbara Scott, (360) 923-2642

Amend the current rule to provide the employer contribution toward employee benefits for employees placed on a mandatory leave without pay in order to meet the 2002 Supplemental Appropriations Act during the 2001-2003 fiscal biennium.

Amend the current rule to clarify the employee's responsibility to pay their portion of the cost for benefits reinstated due to winning an appeal of a dismissal.

Section 906, chapter 371, Laws of 2002

No mandate

All state agencies, higher education institutions and PEBB participating political subdivisions, K-12 school districts and educational service districts.
1. May 7, 2002

2. WAC 182-12-111, 182-12-119, 182-12-132, 182-12-230

3. Barbara Scott, (360) 923-2642

To implement the health insurance program for blind vendors.

To define the method of billing and define eligibility criteria for K-12 school districts and educational service districts that participate in the PEBB program beginning September 1, 2002.

To clarify the requirements for certification of disabled dependents and reference the earliest date that retirees can waive enrollment in PEBB medical and dental coverage.

Chapter 17, Laws of 2002

Chapter 142, Laws of 2002

No mandate

All state agencies, higher education institutions and PEBB participating political subdivisions, K-12 school districts, educational service districts and the Department of Services for the Blind and business enterprise program vendors.
1. May 20, 2002

2. WAC 182-20-250

3. Bob Blacksmith, (360) 923-2755

Addition of language to provide special dental and interpreter grant funding for transition immigrant population from DSHS/MAA pursuant to section 212(7), Laws of 2002, for nonprofit community clinics funded under the community health services program. No mandate

Melodie Bankers

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office