WSR 14-08-048
(Washington Apple Health)
[Filed March 27, 2014, 4:21 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 182-501-0070 Health care coverage—Noncovered services, 182-531-0200 Physician-related and health care professional services requiring prior authorization, and other rules as appropriate.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 41.05.021.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Based on current medical evidence, the health care authority (HCA) is removing gender reassignment surgery from the noncovered health care services list and establishing coverage policy in WAC.
During the course of this review, the agency may identify additional changes that are required in order to improve clarity or update policy.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: HCA welcomes the public to take part in developing this rule. If interested, contact the person identified below to receive an early rule draft to review. After the early review, HCA will send a notice of proposed rule making (CR-102) to everyone receiving this notice and 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 Kevin Sullivan, P.O. Box 42716, Olympia, WA 98504-2716, phone (360) 725-1344, fax (360) 586-9727, TTY 1-800-848-5429, e-mail
March 27, 2014
Kevin M. Sullivan
Rules Coordinator