WSR 14-15-010
[Filed July 3, 2014, 1:10 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Implementation of E2SHB 2572, statewide all-payer health care claims database.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Section 15, chapter 223, Laws of 2014 (E2SHB 2572).
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: E2SHB 2572, sections 8 through 15 direct the office of financial management (OFM) to establish a statewide all-payer health care claims database to support transparent public reporting of health care information. To accomplish this requirement, OFM is further directed to select a lead organization to coordinate and manage the database. E2SHB 2572, section 15 provides that the OFM director shall adopt rules necessary to implement this chapter and provides five specific areas in which rules should be adopted.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: The office of chief information officer has standards that must be met. There are state and federal laws regarding protection of private data, which must be followed in regards to the establishment and operation of the database. Coordination will be accomplished through meetings and other written methods of communication. As agency points of contact become known, we will add them to the stakeholder list to ensure receipt of correspondence of all rule-making activities.
Process for Developing New Rule: Early solicitation of comments and recommendations will be sought, and draft rules will be sent to a list of stakeholders as well as presented for discussion at stakeholder meetings to solicit comments and recommendations prior to publication of the rules for the rule-making hearing. A kickoff meeting will be held July 24, 2014, to reach out to stakeholders, educate on the process and receive an early indication of questions, concerns, etc.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication. To participate in the rule-making process, you may send OFM an e-mail with your name and contact information (and questions or comments) at; or sign up on the APCD listserv at You will receive information on the rules, hearing dates and the latest drafts of the rules for your comments.
July 3, 2014
Roselyn Marcus
Assistant Director
Legal and Legislative Affairs
Rules Coordinator