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Behavioral health and recovery rulemaking
Affected WAC: 182-115-0100, 182-115-0200
Hearing Date: 2/8/2022
Description: The authority intends to adopt rules to define the process of becoming a behavioral health certified peer counselor.
Tribal designated crisis responder
Affected WAC: 182-125-0100
Description: Chapter 256, Laws of 2020, among other things, amended RCW 71.05.020(13)’s definition of “designated crisis responder” to include a mental health professional appointed by the Health Care Authority in consultation with a federally recognized Indian tribe or after meeting and conferring with an Indian health care provider. The Health Care Authority is adopting a new rule to govern this appointment process.
Family initiated treatment (FIT)
Affected WAC: New 182-130-0100
Description: As required in RCW 71.34.670 for family-initiated treatment, the authority intends to adopt rules to define “appropriately trained professional person” operating within their scope of practice within Title 18 RCW for the purposes of conducting mental health and substance use disorder evaluations under RCW 71.34.600(3) and 71.34.650(1).
Recovery Residence Loans
Affected WAC: 182-135-0100, 182-135-0200
Description: As authorized by 42 U.S.C. § 300x-25(a) and RCW 41.05.762, the agency intends to develop rules to establish a revolving fund for loans to operators of group homes supporting individuals recovering from substance abuse.
Partnership Access Line and Psychiatric Consultation Line
Affected WAC: 182-110-0100, 182-110-0200, 182-110-0300, 182-110-0400, 182-110-0500
Description: The agency intends to develop rules to implement the requirements of SHB 2728, which requires the Health Care Authority to: 1) Calculate the annual costs to operate and administer the partnership lines described in SHB 2728; 2) Calculate the proportion of clients covered by Medicaid program; and 3) Collect a proportional share of program costs from entities that are not for covered lives under contract with HCA as Medicaid managed care organizations.
Rights related to antipsychotic medication
Affected WAC: New Rules
Pending formal proposal
Filed date: 4/21/2020
Description: The agency intends to develop rules regarding the right of involuntarily detained/committed individuals to refuse antipsychotic medication as required by RCW 71.05.215.
Single Bed Certification
Affected WAC: 182-300-0100
Description: This rulemaking is required to comply with the requirements in 2ESHB 1388 which changed the designation of the state Behavioral Health Services, effective July 1, 2018. The Single Bed Certification rules were previously filed under Preproposal Statement of Inquiry WSR-18-14-080 and Emergency Rulemaking Order 19-13-057, as WAC 182-538D-0526. The rulemaking under WSR 18-14-080 has progressed to a public hearing under WSR 19-20-125. Rulemaking for Single Bed Certification will be continued through a separate rulemaking progress as the agency has additional work to do to develop the program. Single Bed Certification has also been renumbered from WAC 182-538D-0526 to WAC 182-300-0100 (formerly 182-100-0200) to reflect that it is not solely a service under Medicaid.
Preproposal (CR101) - WSR 19-21-063
Emergency Adoption (CR103E) - WSR 19-21-065
Emergency Adoption (CR103E) - WSR 20-05-021
Emergency Adoption (CR103E) - WSR 20-13-011
Effective: 6/5/2020 - 10/1/2020
Proposal (CR102) - WSR 20-15-147
Hearing Date: 8/25/2020
*Comments due by 8/25/2020
Emergency Adoption (CR103E) - WSR 20-20-070
Permanent Adoption (CR103P) - WSR 20-24-082