WSR 18-04-063
[Filed February 1, 2018, 2:48 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 182-550-2600 Inpatient psychiatric services and other related rules as appropriate.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 41.05.021, 41.05.160, 42 C.F.R. 438.114, 42 C.F.R. 422.113(c).
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The agency is amending WAC 182-550-2600 to comply with 42 C.F.R. 438.114 and 42 C.F.R. 422.113(c) and to update and clarify policy regarding authorization of inpatient behavioral health services. During the course of this review, the agency may identify additional related changes that are required in order to improve clarity or update policy.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Washington state department of social and health services administers these rules and will be included in the rule-making process.
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 Katie Pounds, P.O. Box 42716, Olympia, WA 98504-2716, phone 360-725-1346, fax 360-586-9727, TTY 1-800-848-5429, email, web site
February 1, 2018
Wendy Barcus
Rules Coordinator