PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
HEALTH CARE AUTHORITY
[Filed May 20, 2020, 9:13 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 182-543-0500, medical equipment, supplies, and appliances—General, and 182-551-2040, home health services—Face-to-face encounter requirements, other related rules as appropriate.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The agency is amending WAC 182-543-0500 and 182-551-2040 to allow ordering of home health services, including medical supplies, by certain nonphysician practitioners. 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: 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 Jason Crabbe (Rulemaking Questions), P.O. Box 42716, Olympia, WA 98504-2716, phone 360-725-9563, fax 360-586-9727, telecommunication[s] relay services (TRS) 711, email firstname.lastname@example.org, website www.hca.wa.gov/about-hca/rulemaking; or Cynde Rivers (Program Questions), P.O. Box 45506, Olympia, WA 98504-5506, phone 360-725-5282, fax 360-586-9727, TRS 711, email email@example.com, website www.hca.wa.gov/about-hca/rulemaking.
May 20, 2020