WSR 07-16-043

AGENDA

HEALTH CARE AUTHORITY


[ Filed July 25, 2007, 8:44 a.m. ]


July 31, 2007, Semi-Annual Rule-Making Agenda


TITLE and WAC NUMBER AGENCY CONTACT

(Name and phone #)

PROPOSED TIMELINE DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSED CHANGES OTHER AGENCIES WHO MAY HAVE INTEREST IN THE SUBJECT OF RULE(S)
CR-101 CR-102 CR-103 CR-105
Chapter 182-08 WAC Procedures

Chapter 182-12 WAC Eligible and noneligible employees

Chapter 182-16 WAC Practice and procedure

Barbara Scott

PEBB Benefit Services Program

P.O. Box 42684

Olympia, WA 98504-2684

e-mail barbara.scott@hca.wa.gov

phone (360) 923-2642

4/10/07 7/3/07 8/07 n/a The purpose of this rule making is to implement legislation enacted by the 2007 legislature (chapters 156, 302, and 488, Laws of 2007); implement the PEBB's policy decision to expand eligibility to include domestic partners barred from a legal marriage; make technical corrections; and continue to enhance the clarity of PEBB rules. Most of the proposed amendments only affect the structure and readability of the rules. None
WAC 183-50-005(9) Definitions

WAC 183-50-200 Endorsing practitioner therapeutic interchange program; effect of practitioner's endorsing status; dispense as written instructions.

Duane Thurman

Health Care Authority

Mailstop TB-51

1511 Third Avenue

Suite 202

Seattle, WA 98101

e-mail duane.thurman@hca.wa.gov

phone (206) 521-2036

4/30/07 6/26/07 9/12/07 n/a The purpose of this proposal is to revise WAC 182-50-005(9) and 182-50-200 (1) (b) to include "the refill of a immunomodulator/antiviral treatment for hepatitis C for which an established, fixed duration of therapy is prescribed for at least twenty-four weeks but no more than forty-eight weeks" as a basis for exemption from preferred drug substitution as required by RCW 69.41.180. Departments of social and health services, health, labor and industries, corrections, veterans affairs and local school districts
WAC 182-25-010 Definitions

WAC 182-25-080 Premiums and co-payments

Bob Longhorn

P.O. Box 42686

Olympia, WA 98504-2686

e-mail robert.longhorn@hca.wa.gov

phone (360) 412-4327

6/22/07 8/22/07 10/05/07 n/a Chapter 259, Laws of 2007, adds foster parents licensed under chapter 74.15 RCW with incomes up to 300% of the federal poverty level as adjusted for family size and determined annually by the federal Department of Health and Human Services, to the definition of "subsidized enrollee" for purposes of Basic Health eligibility and premium calculation. Basic Health must revise its rules consistent with these requirements. None
Chapter 182-20 WAC Standards for community health clinics Connie Mix Clark

Community Health Services

P.O. Box 42721

Olympia, WA 98504-2721

e-mail ccla107@hca.wa.gov

phone (360) 923-2753

7/10/07 8/31/07 10/07 n/a The 2007 legislature created a health literacy program and appropriated funds in the 2008-2009 biennium to HCA. Community health services (CHS) will establish a health care literacy program and hire two new staff to administer the program in a public-private partnership with UCLA health care institute to improve health care literacy. The proposed rules will establish requirements to apply for grants, deliver a health literacy curriculum, and collaborate with statewide partners. The department of social and health services and the department of health
Chapter 182-26 WAC Health insurance partnership Beth Walter

P.O. Box 42686

Olympia, WA 98504-2686

e-mail beth.walter@hca.wa.gov

phone (360) 923-2942

1/08 6/08 9/08 n/a Rules to implement and administer the health insurance partnership. Office of the insurance commissioner

If you have any questions, Jason Siems can be reached at (360) 923-2720.

Jason B. Siems

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office