PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
HEALTH CARE AUTHORITY
[Filed September 3, 2019, 1:49 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 182-535-1066 Dental-related services—Medical care services clients.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 41.05.021
; ESHB 1109, section 211(30), chapter 415, Laws of 2019.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Effective January 1, 2020, a medical care services (MCS) client may receive the same dental coverage in chapter 182-535 WAC as other eligible clients. The agency is repealing WAC 182-535-1066 which contains limited dental coverage for MCS clients. This section will no longer apply. During the course of this review, the agency may identify additional related 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: The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the department of social and health services.
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 Valerie Smith, P.O. Box 42716, Olympia, WA 98504-2716, phone 360-725-1344, fax 360-586-9727, telecommunication relay services (TRS) 711, email email@example.com, web site www.hca.wa.gov/about-hca/rulemaking; or Pixie Needham, P.O. Box 45506, Olympia, WA 98504-5506, phone 360-725-9967, fax 360-586-9727, TRS 711, email firstname.lastname@example.org, web site www.hca.wa.gov/about-hca/rulemaking.
September 3, 2019