WSR 18-05-066
[Filed February 16, 2018, 11:09 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 182-500-0075 Medical assistance definitionsN; and other related rules as appropriate.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 41.05.021, 410.05.160 [41.05.160], 42 C.F.R. Part 440.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The agency is amending this rule as a result of federal regulations published February 2016 under 42 C.F.R. Part 440. The agency is adding a definition for "nonphysician practitioners," a term which will be used in two WAC chapters to be amended in separate rule-making actions as a result of the February 2016 federal regulations. The agency previously filed a preproposal statement of inquiry in 2016 to begin rule making on this and other sections under WSR 16-11-094. The agency subsequently withdrew the previously filed preproposal statement of inquiry under WSR 18-05-031 and is rewriting the proposed rule.
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 Melinda Froud, P.O. Box 42716, Olympia, WA 98504-2716, phone 360-725-1408, fax 360-586-9727, TTY 1-800-848-5429, email, web site
February 16, 2018
Wendy Barcus
Rules Coordinator