WSR 15-16-016
(Washington Apple Health)
[Filed July 24, 2015, 11:04 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 182-551-1300, 182-551-1400, 182-551-1500, 182-551-1510, 182-551-1530, 182-551-1850, 182-551-2000, 182-551-2010, 182-551-2030, 182-551-2100, 182-551-2120, 182-551-2125, 182-551-2130, 182-551-2200, 182-551-2210, 182-551-2220 and 182-551-3000, hospice/home health/private duty nursing services, and other rules as appropriate.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 41.05.021, 41.05.160.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: A revision to WAC 182-551-1500 (4)(b) is necessary to clarify that "brief period" means "six additional days of care in a thirty day period." All other revisions to the sections are for housekeeping changes to update program names, agency names, and fix cross references. 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: The department of social and health services/aging and long-term support administration and developmental disabilities administration.
Process for Developing New Rule: The agency 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, the agency 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, Health Care Authority Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 42716, Olympia, WA 98504-2716, fax (360) 586-9727, TTY 1-800-848-5429, e-mail
July 24, 2015
Wendy Barcus
Rules Coordinator