PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
HEALTH CARE AUTHORITY
[Filed September 5, 2018, 8:50 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The agency is proposing to revise multiple sections in several chapters of Title 182 WAC, Washington apple health rules to remove nonessential restrictions and limitations as required in SSB 5779. The agency is in the process of determining the specific chapters and sections that are affected.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: SSB 5779, chapter 226, Laws of 2017, 65th legislature, 2017 regular session, RCW 41.05.021
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: To remove nonessential restrictions and limitations as required in SSB 5779.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the department of social and health services, the department of health.
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 Wendy Barcus, P.O. Box 42716, Olympia, WA 98504-2716, phone 360-725-1306, fax 360-586-9727, telecommunication relay services 711, email email@example.com, web site www.hca.wa.gov/about-hca/rulemaking.
September 5, 2018