WSR 20-17-113
[Filed August 17, 2020, 2:29 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 182-531-0100 Scope of coverage for physician-related and health care professional services—General and administrative, 182-502-0002 Eligible provider types, 182-533-0650 new section under "Other Maternity and Infant Services,"; and other related rules as appropriate.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 41.05.021, 41.05.160; ESSB 6168, Sections 211(32), Laws of 2020.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: ESSB 6168, section 211(32), chapter 357, Laws of 2020, requires the health care authority (HCA) to reimburse maternity services provided by doulas. 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: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services through state plan amendment.
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 (Rulemaking Questions), P.O. Box 42716, phone 360-725-1346, fax 360-586-9727, telecommunication relay services (TRS) 711, email, website; or Melissa Kundur (Program Questions), P.O. Box 45506, phone 360-725-5297, fax 360-586-9727, TRS 711, email, website
August 17, 2020
Wendy Barcus
Rules Coordinator