WSR 16-16-116
(Washington Apple Health)
[Filed August 3, 2016, 8:19 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 182-550-2531 Requirements for becoming an acute PM&R provider, 182-550-2551 How a client qualifies for acute PM&R 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: The agency is amending WAC 182-550-2531 to strike the requirement of an agency facility site visit in subsection (4)(b) in order to qualify as an agency-approved acute physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) hospital. The agency is amending WAC 182-550-2551 to add acute inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy to the list of conditions that qualifies clients for acute PM&R services. 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
August 3, 2016
Wendy Barcus
Rules Coordinator