WSR 16-19-103
(Washington Apple Health)
[Filed September 21, 2016, 11:06 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 182-544-0325 Vision careCovered eyeglass framesClients twenty years of age and younger, 182-544-0350 Vision careCovered eyeglass lensesClients twenty years of age and younger, and other related 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 amending WAC 182-544-0325 to clarify the limitations for incidental repairs to eyeglass frames and replacement of lost or broken eyeglass frames. The agency is amending WAC 182-544-0350 to clarify the limitations for lost or broken eyeglass lenses and to add diagnosed medical conditions for coverage of polycarbonate lenses. 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 Katie Pounds, P.O. Box 42716, Olympia, WA 98504-2716, fax (360) 586-9727, TTY 1-800-848-5429, e-mail
September 21, 2016
Wendy Barcus
Rules Coordinator