HEALTH CARE AUTHORITY
[Filed December 21, 2018, 3:17 p.m., effective January 21, 2019]
Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
Purpose: Title 182 WAC regulates various programs such as the public employees benefits board, medicaid, and health technology assessment. The rules for these programs use different terms to refer to the health care authority. The agency is creating a new chapter that contains general terms used throughout Title 182 WAC.
Citation of Rules Affected by this Order: New WAC 182-02-005 and 182-02-045.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 18-22-042 on October 30, 2018.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at the Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 2, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 2, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Date Adopted: December 21, 2018.
Chapter 182-02 WAC
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 definitions—H.
"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."