WSR 13-17-050
[Insurance Commissioner Matter No. R 2013-19—Filed August 14, 2013, 8:33 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Review and approval requirements for pediatric oral services when offered in stand-alone dental plans.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 48.43.715.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Legislation enacted during the 2013 session directs the commissioner to establish by rule, only to the extent permitted by federal law and guidance, the review and approval requirements and procedures for pediatric oral services offered in stand-alone dental plans. This rule making will affect nongrandfathered individual and small group markets outside of the exchange.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: United States Department of Health and Human Services: The commissioner will review regulations and subregulatory guidance issued by the department during the rule development.
Process for Developing New Rule: Submit written comments by September 24, 2013, to Donna Dorris,, fax (360) 586-3109.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Donna Dorris, P.O. Box 40258, Olympia, WA 98504-0258, phone (360) 725-7040, fax (360) 586-3109,
August 14, 2013
Mike Kreidler
Insurance Commissioner