WSR 21-10-030
[Filed April 27, 2021, 9:31 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 182-60-027 Patient decision aid review advisory panel, 182-60-040 Agency medical director certification, and other related rules as appropriate.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 41.05.021, 41.05.160, and 7.70.060(4).
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The health care authority (HCA) is amending WAC 182-60-027 to add patient representative to the list of panel members. Patient representatives add value to HCA's patient decision aid review advisory panels. After conducting several rounds of certification and recertification, HCA has determined that two years is too short of a time frame between the initial certification of a patient decision aid and its recertification. Therefore, HCA is amending WAC 182-60-040 to change the length of time for certification of patient decision aids from two years to four years. 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, TTY telecommunication[s] relay service (TRS) 711, email, website; or Sarah Pearson, Program Questions, P.O. Box 45502, Olympia, WA 98504-5502, phone 360-725-0877, fax 360-586-9727, TRS 711, email, website
April 27, 2021
Wendy Barcus
Rules Coordinator