WSR 97-18-033

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

HEALTH CARE AUTHORITY

(Basic Health Plan)

[Filed August 26, 1997, 4:30 p.m.]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Revision of Basic Health Plan rules regarding eligibility for institutionalized persons, the employer program, the financial sponsor program, reservation list, payment of commissions to insurance brokers and agents and suspension or disenrollment for nonpayment. Revises WAC 182-25-010, 182-25-020, 182-25-030, 182-25-040, 182-25-070, 182-25-080, 182-25-090, 182-25-100, and 182-25-105.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 70.47.050.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Revisions are needed in order to incorporate legislative and program changes.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: No other federal or state agencies regulate Basic Health Plan.

Process for Developing New Rule: Public hearing and stakeholder meetings.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication. Draft rules will be mailed to interested parties in October 1997. Written comments may be sent to Rosanne Reynolds, Basic Health Plan, P.O. Box 42683, Olympia, WA 98504-2683, FAX (360) 412-4276, phone (360) 923-2948.

August 26, 1997

Elin Meyer

Rules Coordinator

Legislature Code Reviser

Register

Washington State Code Reviser's Office