WSR 99-11-100

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

HEALTH CARE AUTHORITY


(Public Employees Benefits Board)

[ Order 99-03-- Filed May 19, 1999, 11:15 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Revise WAC 182-08-095 to condense rules into one standard for waiving medical coverage.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 41.05.160.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Condensing rules for different eligible groups into one standard for waiving medical coverage.

Process for Developing New Rule: Negotiated rule making; and agency held public meetings with board (PEBB) to discuss and approve the proposed changes - public hearings held March 29, 1999, and April 20, 1999.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Mich'l Needham, Public Employees Benefits Board, P.O. Box 42684, Olympia, WA 98504-2684, phone (360) 923-2735, fax (360) 923-2602. Formal adoption of rules will occur in conjunction with a public board (PEBB) meeting at a public hearing.

May 19, 1999

Elin Meyer

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office