WSR 14-10-070
[Filed May 6, 2014, 11:01 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 182-55 WAC, Health technology assessment program.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 41.05.021, 70.14.090(5), and chapter 34.05 RCW.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The health care authority (HCA) has not reviewed chapter 182-55 WAC since its adoption in 2006. HCA is conducting this rule-making action to provide clarification and modernization of the rules, as well as the adoption of a rule(s) addressing administrative review processes of health technology assessment actions and decisions.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: No other state or federal agency has rule-making authority over this subject.
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 Wendy Barcus, Rules and Publications Program Manager, P.O. Box 42716, Olympia, WA 98504-2716, fax (360) 586-9727, TTY 1-800-848-5429, e-mail
May 6, 2014
Kevin M. Sullivan
Rules Coordinator