WSR 16-07-137
(Washington Apple Health)
[Filed March 22, 2016, 2:31 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 182-531-0050 Physician-related services definitions, 182-531-0200 Physician-related and health care professional services requiring prior authorization, 182-531-0550 Experimental and investigational services, 182-500-0005, 182-500-0030, 182-500-0050, and 182-500-0085 Medical definitions, E, I, and P,182-550-1050 Hospital services definitions, 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: The agency is revising WAC 182-531-0550 regarding experimental and investigational services and moving it to chapter 182-501 WAC, Administration of medical programsGeneral. These rules apply to all apple health programs. The agency is also moving several definitions to chapter 182-500 WAC, Medical definitions, and fixing cross-references in other sections that are affected by these moves. During the course of this review, the agency may identify additional changes that are required in order to improve clarity or update policy.
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 Katie Pounds, P.O. Box 42716, Olympia, WA 98504-2716, fax (360) 586-9727, TTY 1-800-848-5429, e-mail
March 22, 2016
Wendy Barcus
Rules Coordinator