WSR 18-04-066
[Filed February 1, 2018, 3:58 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 182-550-6300 Outpatient nutritional counseling; new chapter 182-555 WAC, Medical nutrition therapy; and other related rules as appropriate.
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Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The agency is striking the outdated language in WAC 182-550-6300 and creating new chapter 182-555 WAC to establish updated rules for the coverage and payment of medical nutrition therapy.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, department of health (children with special health care needs), women, infants, and children (WIC) nutrition 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 1-800-848-5429, email, web site
February 1, 2018
Wendy Barcus
Rules Coordinator