WSR 17-19-054
[Insurance Commissioner Matter No. R 2017-09—Filed September 13, 2017, 12:04 p.m.]
Original Notice.
Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 17-15-085.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: K-12 study elimination.
Hearing Location(s): On October 24, 2017, at 1:00 p.m., at the Office of Insurance Commissioner (OIC), Training Room, TR 120, 5000 Capitol Boulevard S.E., Tumwater, WA 98504.
Date of Intended Adoption: October 27, 2017.
Submit Written Comments to: Stacy Middleton, P.O. Box 40260, Olympia, WA 98504, email, fax 360-586-3109, other 360-725-9651, by October 23, 2017.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Lorie Villafores [Villaflores], phone 360-725-7087, fax 360-582-3109 [360-586-3109], TTY 360-586-0241, email, other, by October 23, 2017.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: HB 1042 (2017) repeals RCW 48.02.210 and 48.62.181 as well as amending RCW 28A.400.275 to remove references to an annual report of school district employee health insurance benefits by OIC. Implementation of HB 1042, as adopted by the legislature, means that OIC will need to repeal chapter 284-198 WAC.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: This proposed rule brings OIC rules into compliance with HB 1042 (passed in 2017).
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 48.02.060.
Statute Being Implemented: HB 1042 (2017).
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Name of Proponent: Mike Kreidler, insurance commissioner, governmental.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Stacy Middleton, 302 Sid Snyder Avenue, Olympia, WA 98504-0260, 360-725-9651; Implementation: AnnaLisa Gellermann, 302 Sid Snyder Avenue, Olympia, WA 98504-0260, 360-725-7037; and Enforcement: Toni Hood, 5000 Capitol Boulevard, Tumwater, WA 98504-0255, 360-725-7050.
A school district fiscal impact statement is not required under RCW 28A.305.135.
A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. HB 1042 (2017) specifically repeals RCW sections to which chapter 284-198 WAC refers. As such, the repeal of this section is necessitated by statute and thus a cost-benefit analysis is not required as per RCW 34.05.328 (5)(b)(iii).
This rule proposal, or portions of the proposal, is exempt from requirements of the Regulatory Fairness Act because the proposal:
Is exempt under RCW 19.85.025(3) as the rule content is explicitly and specifically dictated by statute.
September 13, 2017
Mike Kreidler
Insurance Commissioner
The following chapter of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
WAC 284-198-001
WAC 284-198-005
WAC 284-198-010
WAC 284-198-020
Survey instrument.
WAC 284-198-025
WAC 284-198-030
WAC 284-198-035
WAC 284-198-040
Data retention.
WAC 284-198-045
Data fields.
WAC 284-198-050
Contact person.
WAC 284-198-055
Health plan data needed by school districts—Association health plans.