WSR 16-10-051
[Insurance Commissioner Matter No. R 2016-08—Filed April 29, 2016, 4:33 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Notification re: Emergency fills.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 48.02.060, 48.43.510.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Matter R 2014-13 created an emergency fill, a short-term prescription fill that allows for the processing of a prior authorization request. However, the rules did not prescribe how consumers are supposed to be notified of the emergency fill option. Additional rule making is necessary to clarify how consumers are to be notified of the emergency fill option, including any cost-sharing obligations.
Process for Developing New Rule: Submit written comments by June 17, 2016, to, fax (360) 586-3109.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Jim Freeburg, P.O. Box 40258, Olympia, WA 98504-0258, (360) 725-7170,
April 29, 2016
Mike Kreidler
Insurance Commissioner