WSR 17-18-010
(Washington Apple Health)
[Filed August 24, 2017, 1:45 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 182-550-2301 Hospital and medical criteria requirements for bariatric surgery.
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 the requirements a hospital must meet to perform and be paid for bariatric surgery provided to eligible apple health clients. To qualify, a hospital must be accredited by the metabolic and bariatric surgery accreditation and quality improvement program.
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 Vance Taylor, P.O. Box 42716, Olympia, WA 98504-2716, phone 360-725-1344, fax 360-586-9727, TTY 800-848-5429, email, web site
August 24, 2017
Wendy Barcus
Rules Coordinator