HEALTH CARE AUTHORITY
[Filed August 22, 2022, 9:45 a.m.]
Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 22-14-018.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 182-526-0030 Contacting the board of appeals and 182-526-0580 Deadline for requesting review of an initial order by a review judge.
Hearing Location(s): On September 27, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. In response to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) public health emergency, the health care authority (HCA) continues to hold public hearings virtually without a physical meeting place. This promotes social distancing and the safety of the residents of Washington state. To attend the virtual public hearing, you must register in advance https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_9Uo_ve5ETY2is3tDmG1Udw.
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Date of Intended Adoption: Not sooner than September 28, 2022.
Submit Written Comments to: HCA Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 42716, Olympia, WA 98504-2716, email email@example.com, fax 360-586-9727, by September 27, 2022, by 11:59 p.m.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Johanna Larson, phone 360-725-1349, fax 360-586-9727, telecommunication[s] relay service 711, email Johanna.Larson@hca.wa.gov, by September 16, 2022.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The agency is amending WAC 182-526-0030 to update the board of appeals' website address. The agency is amending WAC 182-526-0580 to specify the acceptable filing methods for a written review request of an initial order.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: See purpose.
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Name of Proponent: HCA, governmental.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Brian Jensen, P.O. Box 42716, Olympia, WA 98504-2716, 360-725-0815; Implementation and Enforcement: Kerry Breen, P.O. Box 42700, Olympia, WA 98504-2700, 1-844-728-5212.
A school district fiscal impact statement is not required under RCW 28A.305.135
A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328
. RCW 34.05.328
does not apply to HCA rules unless requested by the joint administrative rules review committee or applied voluntarily.
This rule proposal, or portions of the proposal, is exempt from requirements of the Regulatory Fairness Act because the proposal:
Is exempt under RCW 19.85.025
(3) as the rules adopt, amend, or repeal a procedure, practice, or requirement relating to agency hearings; or a filing or related process requirement for applying to an agency for a license or permit.
Scope of exemption for rule proposal:
Is fully exempt.
August 22, 2022
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 21-18-063, filed 8/26/21, effective 9/26/21)
WAC 182-526-0030Contacting the board of appeals.
The information included in this section is current at the time of rule adoption, but may change. Current information and additional contact information are available on the health care authority's internet site, in person at the board of appeals (BOA) office, or by a telephone call to the BOA's main public number.
Board of Appeals
626 8th Avenue S.E.
P.O. Box 42700
Olympia, WA 98504-2700
Toll free telephone
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 17-05-066, filed 2/13/17, effective 3/16/17)
WAC 182-526-0580Deadline for requesting review of an initial order by a review judge.
(1) The board of appeals (BOA) must receive the written review request of an initial order on or before 5:00 p.m. on the ((twenty-first))21st calendar day after the initial order was served, unless an extension of the deadline is granted by the review judge.
(2) A party may file the written review request by physical mail, by facsimile transmission (fax)((. A copy of the review request should also be mailed to BOA)), electronically by email, or in-person delivery. For the BOA contact information, see WAC 182-526-0030.
(((2)))(3) A review judge may extend the deadline to request review if a party:
(a) Asks for more time before the deadline expires; and
(b) Gives a good reason for more time.
(((3)))(4) A review judge may accept a review request after the ((twenty-one))21 calendar day deadline only if:
(a) BOA receives the review request on or before the ((thirtieth))30th calendar day after the deadline; and
(b) A party shows good cause for missing the deadline.
(((4)))(5) The time periods provided by this section for requesting review of an initial order, including any extensions, does not count against a deadline, if any, for a review judge to enter the final order.