WSR 19-24-054
[Filed November 26, 2019, 3:18 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 182-531-1675 Gender dysphoria treatment program; and other rules as appropriate.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 41.05.021, 41.05.160.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The agency is revising this rule to:
Remove the list of noncovered services currently in subsection (6)(e) of this rule and clarify that requests will be evaluated for medical necessity.
Remove barriers and unnecessary administrative processes for the client and provider.
Streamline the authorization process.
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: Not applicable.
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 Melinda Froud, Rulemaking Questions, P.O. Box 42716, Olympia, WA 98504-2716, phone 360-725-1408, fax 360-586-9727, telecommunication relay services (TRS) 711, email, website; or Annette Schuffenhauer, CLO - Originator, P.O. Box 45502, Olympia, WA 98504-2716, phone 360-870-6923, fax 360-586-9727, TRS 711, email, website
November 26, 2019
Wendy Barcus
Rules Coordinator