WSR 16-15-050
(Washington Apple Health)
[Filed July 15, 2016, 9:52 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 182-551-1860 Concurrent care for hospice clients twenty years of age and younger and other rules as appropriate.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 41.05.021, 41.05.160, Section 2302 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, 42 U.S.C. 1396d (o)(1)(c).
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The agency is amending this rule to revise terms using the word "curative." The revised terms include: Life-prolonging treatment, life-prolonging service, and concurrent care benefit. The agency is removing services under subsection (4)(b) that are considered life-prolonging treatment. 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 Chantelle Diaz, P.O. Box 42716, Olympia, WA 98504-2716, fax (360) 586-9727, TTY 1-800-848-5429, e-mail
July 15, 2016
Wendy Barcus
Rules Coordinator