WSR 14-16-111
(Behavioral Health and Service Integration Administration)
[Filed August 6, 2014, 10:20 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is proposing new rules that update and clarify individual rights specific to medicaid enrollees, and explain division of behavioral health and recovery's (DBHR) complaint process and grievance system. The proposed rules will provide definitions for terms and phrases used in the complaint process and grievance system rules. Other rules may need to be updated as a result of this rule making.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 49.60 RCW, RCW 71.05.560, 71.24.035 (5)(c), and 71.34.380; 42 C.F.R. § 438.400.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Rules are needed to inform consumers and/or medicaid enrollees who apply for or receive behavioral health services of their right to express dissatisfaction regarding a mental health service or other behavioral health service and how to use the complaint and grievance system processes. The rules will also update and clarify individual rights specific to medicaid enrollees. Other rules may need to be updated as a result of this rule making.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: DSHS welcomes the public to take part in developing the rules. Anyone interested should contact the staff person identified below. At a later date, DSHS will file a proposal with the office of the code reviser with a notice of proposed rule making. 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 Kathy Sayre, P.O. Box 45330, Olympia, WA 98504-5330, phone (360) 725-1342, fax (360) 586-0341, TTY 1-800-833-6384, e-mail
August 4, 2014
Katherine I. Vasquez
Rules Coordinator