WSR 16-21-052
[Filed October 13, 2016, 10:40 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The subject of this rule making relates to the statewide all-payer health care claims data base (APCD). Specifically, the rule amendment will change the time period in the definition of "historical data."
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 43.371.030(1) and 43.371.070.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Originally, WAC 82-75-060 defined "historical data" as data files for the period of January 1, 2011, through December 31, 2015. This period was developed based on the time period in which it was anticipated that the APCD would be implemented. Due to the delay in implementation, it is necessary to put in place a different and more flexible historical data time period.
Process for Developing New Rule: A collaborative approach will be used. The APCD web site and associated listserv will be used to provide information and seek comments before a draft is filed for hearing.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication. To participate in the rule-making process, you may:
Send OFM an e-mail with your name and contact information (and questions or comments) at [to]
Sign up on the APCD listserv at Those who sign up will receive information on the rules, hearing dates and the latest drafts of the rules for your comments.
October 13, 2016
Roselyn Marcus
Assistant Director Legal
and Legislative Affairs
Rules Coordinator