WSR 06-07-096

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

OFFICE OF THE

INSURANCE COMMISSIONER

[ R 2006-01 -- Filed March 15, 2006, 3:23 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Implementation of underwriting laws included in 2SHB 2292 Health Care Liability Reform.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 48.02.060; sections 206 and 211 - 213 of 2SHB 2292.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: 2SHB 2292 requires the commissioner to adopt rules needed to implement the act, including, but not limited to, rules that define the components of a risk profile under this act.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: Agency study; and send written comments by May 11, 2006.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Kacy Scott, P.O. Box 40255, Olympia, WA 98504-0255, fax (360) 586-3109, e-mail KacyS@oic.wa.gov.

March 13, 2006

Mike Kreidler

Insurance Commissioner

Washington State Code Reviser's Office