WSR 13-15-005
[Filed July 5, 2013, 11:08 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 246-310-280, 246-310-282, 246-310-284, 246-310-286, 246-310-287, 246-310-288 and 246-310-289, certificate of need (CoN) kidney dialysis-related rules. Possible revisions to the criteria and standards used to make decisions.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 70.38.135 and 70.38.115.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Detailed standards tailored to the specific type of CoN proposal should be adopted into rule. This promotes transparency for applicants and predictable decision making by the program. In November 2012, the department received a rules petition requesting that the current dialysis rules be reviewed. The current dialysis rules went into effect January 2007. This review will determine if the current rules are working as intended, and if not, make the needed changes.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: The United States Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) certify kidney dialysis facilities, and the department will coordinate with CMS as appropriate.
Process for Developing New Rule: The department will use a collaborative rule-making process.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication. Interested parties may participate in the development of draft rules prior to a formal proposal by joining the department listserv, attending workshops or providing input on draft materials. Interested parties can receive information on how to participate by contacting Janis Sigman, Program Manager, Department of Health, Health Systems Quality Assurance, Office of Health Professions and Facilities, P.O. Box 47852, 111 Israel Road S.E., Olympia, WA 98504-7852, e-mail Janis [], phone (360) 236-2956, or fax (360) 236-2321.
July 3, 2013
John Wiesman, DrPH, MPH