WSR 18-22-042
[Filed October 30, 2018, 11:06 a.m.]
Original Notice.
Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 18-14-094.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: New chapter 182-02 WAC, Definitions.
Hearing Location(s): On December 11, 2018, at 10:00 a.m., at the Health Care Authority (HCA), Cherry Street Plaza, Sue Crystal Conference Room 106A, 626 8th Avenue, Olympia, WA 98504. Metered public parking is available street side around building. A map is available at or directions can be obtained by calling 360-725-1000.
Date of Intended Adoption: Not sooner than December 12, 2018.
Submit Written Comments to: HCA Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 42716, Olympia, WA 98504-2716, email, fax 360-586-9727, by December 11, 2018.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Amber Lougheed, phone 360-725-1349, fax 360-586-9727, TTY 800-848-5429 or 711, email, by December 7, 2018.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: HCA plans to create a new chapter for definitions that apply to all of Title 182 WAC. The first definition in this section will be "Health care authority." This chapter is not intended to change or eliminate any existing definitions but will provide a central location for commonly used terms.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: Title 182 WAC regulates various programs such as the public employees benefits board, medicaid, and health technology assessment. These rules for medicaid, nonmedicaid, public health and state employee benefit programs use different terms to refer to HCA. A new WAC chapter that contains general definitions for terms used throughout Title 182 WAC will assist the public with navigating HCA rules.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 41.05.021, 41.05.160.
Statute Being Implemented: RCW 41.05.021, 41.05.160.
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Name of Proponent: HCA, governmental.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation, and Enforcement: Melinda Froud, P.O. Box 42716, Olympia, WA 98504-2716, 360-725-1408.
A school district fiscal impact statement is not required under RCW 28A.305.135.
A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. RCW 34.05.328 does not apply to HCA rules unless requested by the joint administrative rules review committee or applied voluntarily.
The proposed rule does not impose more-than-minor costs on businesses. Following is a summary of the agency's analysis showing how costs were calculated. These rules do not impose any costs on businesses.
October 30, 2018
Wendy Barcus
Rules Coordinator
Chapter 182-02 WAC
WAC 182-02-005Definitions.
Chapter 182-02 WAC contains definitions of words and phrases used in rules throughout Title 182 WAC. When a term is not defined in this chapter, the definition found in another chapter of Title 182, or applicable state or applicable federal law will apply. For general terms not defined in this chapter, or in another chapter under Title 182 WAC, or state or federal law, the definitions in the Webster's New World Dictionary, Fifth Edition (2016), apply. If a definition in this chapter conflicts with a definition in another chapter of Title 182 WAC, the definition in the specific WAC prevails.
WAC 182-02-045General definitionsH.
"Health care authority (HCA)" means the state agency established under chapter 41.05 RCW. In Title 182 WAC, the following terms mean the health care authority: "Agency," "authority" (unless the context clearly requires otherwise), "behavioral health administration," "HCA," "medicaid agency," "single state agency," "single state medicaid agency," and "single state behavioral health agency."