WSR 12-17-081



[ Filed August 14, 2012, 3:30 p.m. ]

     Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 182-60 WAC, Shared decision making; and other rules as appropriate.

     Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 7.70.060, ESHB 2318.

     Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The proposed rules define the process used by the health care authority's (HCA) medical director to independently assess and certify patient decision aids based on the international patient decision aids standards. In addition, the proposed rules allow the HCA to charge a fee to the certification applicant to defray the costs of the assessment and certification.

     Process for Developing New Rule: HCA welcomes the public to take part in developing the rules. Anyone interested should contact the staff person identified below. At a later date, HCA will file a notice of proposed rule making (CR-102) with the office of the code reviser. A copy of the proposal will be sent to everyone on the mailing list and to anyone who requests a copy.

     Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Wendy L. Boedigheimer, Rules Program Manager, P.O. Box 45504, Olympia, WA 98504-5504, phone (360) 725-1306, fax (360) 586-9727, TTY 1-800-848-5429, e-mail

August 14, 2012

Kevin M. Sullivan

Rules Coordinator