PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
HEALTH CARE AUTHORITY
[Filed November 18, 2022, 10:54 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 182-501-0060 Health care coverage—Program benefit packages—Scope of service categories, and from the medical nutrition therapy chapter, WAC 182-555-0300 Eligibility; other related rules as appropriate.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The agency intends to amend these rules to provide medical nutrition therapy for certain at-risk adult medicaid clients. This coverage would align with Results Washington Goal 4 - Healthy and safe communities. During the course of this review, the health care authority 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 Melinda Froud, Rule-Making Questions, P.O. Box 42716, Olympia, WA 98504-2716, phone 360-725-1408, fax 360-586-9727, telecommunication[s] relay service (TRS) 711, email email@example.com, website www.hca.wa.gov/about-hca/rulemaking; or Korrina Dalke, Program Questions, P.O. Box 45506, Olympia, WA 98504-5506, phone 360-725-2005, fax 360-586-9727, TRS 711, email firstname.lastname@example.org, website www.hca.wa.gov/about-hca/rulemaking.
November 18, 2022