WSR 05-16-045

AGENDA

HEALTH CARE AUTHORITY


[ Filed July 27, 2005, 12:22 p.m. ]


SEMI-ANNUAL RULE MAKING AGENDA


Following please find the semi-annual rule-making agenda for publication in the Washington State Register.

If you have any questions, Cyndi Presnell can be reached at (360) 923-2802.


July 31, 2005, Semi-Annual Rule-Making Agenda


Approximate Preproposal Other Agencies who may have interest in the Subject of Rule(s)
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CR-102 July 2005

WAC 182-12-115 Employee

eligibility

Katie Rogers, (360) 923-2735

The Health Care Authority (HCA) anticipates filing a CR-102 proposing that the content of the emergency rule adopted under Order 05-02 be extended through April 2006. The purpose of extending the emergency rule is to allow the agency additional time to conduct a thorough and principled review of employees that work on a seasonal/instructional year basis before drafting a permanent rule.

The HCA also anticipates that the Public Employees' Benefits Board (PEBB) will adopt amendments to WAC 182-12-115 sometime in late July or early August of 2005.

Employing agencies, higher education institutions, K-12 school districts and employer groups that purchase PEBB benefits for their employees.
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CR-103 July 2005

Chapters 182-08, 182-12 and

182-16 WAC

Barbara Scott (360) 923-2642

The HCA anticipates adoption of proposed amendments and new rules filed on May 26, 2005, as WSR 05-12-050. The proposed rules clarify administrative and eligibility rules affecting PEBB-sponsored insurance coverage; clarify the PEBB appeal process; and effectuate changes enacted by the 2005 legislature in chapters 143 and 195, Laws of 2005. Employing agencies, higher education institutions, K-12 school districts and employer groups that purchase PEBB benefits for their employees.

Cyndi Presnell

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office