WSR 17-05-084
(Washington Apple Health)
[Filed February 14, 2017, 10:05 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 182-531-1675 Washington apple healthGender dysphoria treatment program, and other related rules, as necessary.
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 these rules to:
Simplify and clarify language, including but not limited to removing repetitive or unnecessary language, such as language that is located in other WAC and thus does not need to be duplicated in this WAC.
Add information on medical necessity for prior authorization.
Remove references to centers of excellence.
Remove unnecessary administrative processes for the client and provider, including but not limited to multiple attestation forms.
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 Amy Emerson, P.O. Box 42716, Olympia, WA 98504-2716, fax (360) 586-9727, TTY 1-800-848-5429, email
February 14, 2017
Wendy Barcus
Rules Coordinator