PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
HEALTH CARE AUTHORITY
[Filed October 21, 2020, 10:02 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 182-550-2600 Inpatient psychiatric services; other related rules as appropriate.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The agency is amending this section to replace outdated terms such as "residential support network (RSN)" and "mental health designee," to delete references to the department of mental health, and to update language regarding authorization and certification for inpatient psychiatric care consistent with the current managed care and administrative services organization structure. 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 Michael Williams (Rulemaking Questions), P.O. Box 42716, phone 360-725-1346, fax 360-586-9727, telecommunication[s] relay service (TRS) 711, email email@example.com, website www.hca.wa.gov/about-hca/rulemaking; or Josh Morse (Program Questions), P.O. Box 42712, phone 360-725-0839, fax 360-586-9727, TRS 711, email firstname.lastname@example.org, website www.hca.wa.gov/about-hca/rulemaking.
October 21, 2020