WSR 17-17-180
[Insurance Commissioner Matter No. R 2017-12—Filed August 23, 2017, 11:47 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Update to pharmacy benefit manager rules.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 48.02.060, 48.02.220.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: In this rule-making process, the office of the insurance commissioner (OIC) will revise existing sections or add new sections to the rules regarding pharmacy benefit managers (PBM) in chapter 284-180 WAC to incorporate minor technical additions that the agency has identified as being necessary to fully implement 2016 c 210 §§ 1 and 2 through 7. As an example of one of these changes, OIC will require each PBM to provide the name of the person who will serve as the single point of contact between PBM and OIC.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Not applicable.
Process for Developing New Rule: Submit written comments by October 6, 2017.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Bianca Stoner, P.O. Box 40258, Olympia, WA 98504, phone 360-725-7041, fax 360-586-3109, TTY 360-586-0241 or 360-725-7087, email, web site
August 23, 2017
Mike Kreidler
Insurance Commissioner