WSR 16-08-005
(Washington Apple Health)
[Filed March 24, 2016, 1:51 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 182-531-1675 Washington apple healthGender dysphoria treatment program and other rules as appropriate.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 41.05.021, 41.05.160.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The agency is revising these rules to remove repetitive language, or language that is unnecessary because the rules in question are outlined in other WAC. The rules are also being revised to align this WAC with other related agency rules, particularly WAC 182-501-0070 Health care coverageNoncovered services. Additionally, these rules are being revised to remove unnecessary administrative processes for the client and provider, including but not limited to multiple attestation forms. During the course of this review the agency may identify additional 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, fax (360) 586-9727, TTY 1-800-848-5429, e-mail
March 24, 2016
Wendy Barcus
Rules Coordinator