PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
HEALTH CARE AUTHORITY
[Filed May 17, 2019, 9:01 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 182-530-2000 Covered—Outpatient drugs, devices, and drug-related supplies, 182-530-2001 Noncovered—Outpatient drugs and pharmaceutical supplies, and other related rules as appropriate.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 41.05.021
; Sec. 1927 (42 U.S.C. 1396r-8) (d)(2)(D); Sec. 1927 (42 U.S.C. 1396r-8) (d)(2)(G); Sec. 1927 (42 U.S.C. 1396r-8) (d)(7)(A); Sec. 1927 (42. U.S.C. 1396r-8) (k)(4).
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The agency is removing language exceptions to prescription requirements for over-the-counter products to promote smoking cessation. The agency is also updating language and adding products to comply with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) prescription requirements and the apple health preferred drug list. During the course of this review, the agency may identify additional changes that are required in order to improve clarity or update policy.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: CMS.
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 Michael Williams, P.O. Box 42716, Olympia, WA 98504-2716, phone 360-725-1346, fax 360-586-9727, telecommunication relay services 711, email firstname.lastname@example.org, web site www.hca.wa.gov/about-hca/rulemaking.
May 17, 2019