WSR 17-14-024
[Insurance Commissioner Matter No. R 2017-07—Filed June 23, 2017, 3:39 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Rules regarding contractual arrangements to minimize prior authorization requirements at the point of care.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 48.02.060, 48.43.510, 48.43.520.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The commissioner has become aware of certain carrier-provider relationships that are not transparent and have the potential to discriminate against consumers and providers. Rule making is necessary to ensure a level playing field for providers and consumers.
Process for Developing New Rule: Submit written comments by August 18, 2017, to Jim Freeburg, P.O. Box 40258, Olympia, WA 98504,, 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, (360) 725-7170,
June 23, 2017
Mike Kreidler
Insurance Commissioner