WSR 22-03-057
[Filed January 14, 2022, 8:43 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 182-51-0050 Authority and purpose, 182-51-0100 Definitions, 182-51-0200 Reporting entity registration, 182-51-0300 Health carriers—Cost utilization data reporting, 182-51-0400 Pharmacy benefit managers—Data reporting, 182-51-0500 Pharmacy benefit managers—Compliance, 182-51-0600 Manufacturers—Data and price reporting, 182-51-0800 Pharmacy services administrative organizations—Data reporting, 182-51-1200 Extension of deadlines, 182-51-1600 Process to appeal determination of a violation and assessed fines; other related rules as appropriate.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 41.05.021, 41.05.160, 43.71C.110.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The agency is amending sections of chapter 182-51 WAC, the drug price transparency program, to add agency flexibility to reporting deadlines and increase program clarity by adding definitions and rewording requirements. During this review, the health care authority may identify additional related changes that are required 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 Brian Jensen, Rulemaking Questions, P.O. Box 42716, Olympia, WA 98504-2716, phone 360-725-0815, fax 360-586-9727, telecommunication[s] relay service (TRS) 711, email, website; or Julie Colacurcio, Program Questions, P.O. Box 45502, Olympia, WA 98504-5502, phone 360-725-9585, fax 360-586-9727, TRS 711, email, website
January 14, 2022
Wendy Barcus
Rules Coordinator