WSR 06-07-097




[ R 2006-02 -- Filed March 15, 2006, 3:26 p.m. ]

     Subject of Possible Rule Making: Implementation of 2SHB 2292 Health Care Liability Reform.

     Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 48.02.060; sections 201 - 210 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 [that] are needed to implement the act, including, but not limited to, rules that:

Identify which insuring entity or self-insurer has the primary obligation to report closed claims.
Protect information that could result in the ability to identify a claimant, health care provider, health care facility, or self-insurer involved in a particular claim or collection of claims.
Specify standards and methods for the reporting by claimants, insuring entities, self-insurers, facilities, and providers.

     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 April 21, 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

March 13, 2006

Mike Kreidler

Insurance Commissioner

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