Behavioral health and recovery rulemaking

Single Bed Certification
Affected WAC: 182-100-0200
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 182-100-0200 to reflect that it is not solely a service under Medicaid.
Agency contact:
Amy Emerson, rule writer
360-725-1348
Preproposal (CR101) - WSR 19-21-063
Filed: 10/11/19
Emergency Adoption (CR103E) - WSR 19-21-065
Effective: 10/11/19-2/8/2020
Behavioral Health Services and Problem Gambling
Affected WAC: 182-100-0100, 182-538D
Description: This rulemaking is required to comply with the requirements in 2ESHB 1388 which changed the designation of the state Behavioral Health Authority from the Department of Social and Health Services to the Health Care Authority, effective July 1, 2018. These rules currently operate under emergency filing WSR 19-13-057. This rulemaking is also required to implement Engrossed Second Substitute Senate Bill 5432 which directs the agency to fully implement behavioral health integration for January 1, 2020, by: 1) removing behavioral health organizations from law; 2) clarifying the roles and responsibilities among the Health Care Authority, the Department of Social and Health Services, and the Department of Health; and 3) clarifying the roles and responsibilities of behavioral health administrative services organizations and the Medicaid managed care organizations; and 4) making technical corrections related to the behavioral health system. This rulemaking is also needed to implement Second Substitute Senate Bill 6312 concerning state purchasing of mental health and chemical dependency treatment services and the full integration of medical and behavioral health services by January 1, 2020.
Agency contact:
Amy Emerson, rule writer
360-725-1348
Emergency Adoption (CR103E) - WSR 18-14-027
Effective: 7/1/18-10/18/18
Preproposal (CR101) - WSR 18-14-080
Filed: 7/2/18
Emergency Adoption (CR103E) - WSR 18-21-132
Effective: 10/19/18-2/14/19
Emergency Adoption (CR103E) - WSR 19-05-053
Effective: 2/15/19-6/13/19
Emergency Adoption (CR103E) - WSR 19-13-057
Effective: 6/14/19-10/10/19
Emergency Adoption (CR103E) - WSR 19-21-066
Effective: 10/11/19-2/8/20
Proposal (CR102) - WSR 19-20-125
Hearing date: 11/5/19
Comments due: 11/5/19
Permanent Adoption (CR103P) - WSR 19-24-063
Effective: 1/1/2020