WSR 18-11-091
[Filed May 18, 2018, 3:30 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 182-546-0200 Scope of coverage for ambulance transportation, 182-546-0250 Ambulance services the department does not cover, 182-546-0400 General limitations on payment for ambulance services, 182-546-0500 Payment for ground ambulance services in special circumstances, 182-546-0700 Payment limitations for air ambulance services, and other rules as appropriate.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 41.05.021, 41.05.160, E2HB [E2SHB] 1358, 65th legislature, 2017 regular session.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: This rule making is necessary to implement E2SHB 1358 which directs the agency to adopt standards for the reimbursement of health care services provided to eligible clients by fire departments pursuant to a community assistance referral and education services program under RCW 35.21.930. The standards must allow payment for covered health care services provided to individuals whose medical needs do not require ambulance transport to an emergency department. During the course of this review, the agency may identify additional changes that are required in order to improve clarity or update policy.
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 Amy Emerson, P.O. Box 42716, Olympia, WA 98504-2716, phone 360-725-1348, fax 360-586-9727, TTY 1-800-848-5429, email, web site
May 18, 2018
Wendy Barcus
Rules Coordinator