General Health Care Authority rulemaking

This page includes all of the current rule making activity for General Health Care Authority.

Health Care Authority - General Definitions
Affected WAC: Chapter 182-02
Description: To maintain consistency, the agency plans to create a new chapter for definitions that apply to all of Title 182.
Agency contact:
Melinda Froud, rule writer
360-725-1408
Preproposal (CR101) - WSR 18-14-094
Filed: 7/3/18
Proposal (CR102) - WSR 18-22-042
Hearing date: 12/11/18
*Comments due by COB
Washington health plan and basic health plan administration
Affected WAC: Chapter 182-22, Chapter 182-23, Chapter 182-24, Chapter 182-25
Description: The agency is repealing these chapters as the programs no longer exist.
Agency contact:
Wendy Barcus, rule writer
360-725-1306
Expedited Adoption (CR105) - WSR 18-13-049
Filed: 6/12/18
Permanent Adoption (CR103P) - WSR 18-18-012
Effective: 9/23/18
Public records
Public Records
Affected WAC: 182-04-010, 182-04-015, 182-04-020, 182-04-023, 182-04-025, 182-04-027, 182-04-029, 182-04-041, 182-04-045, 182-04-055
Description: The agency is amending its rules relating to public records to conform with Engrossed House Bill 1595 (65th Legislature, 2017 Regular Session) and to make other updates.
Agency contact:
Melinda Froud, rule writer
360-725-1408
Preproposal (CR101) - WSR 17-16-049
7/24/17
Withdrawal (CR101) - WSR 17-21-034
Filed date: 10/12/17
Preproposal (CR101) - WSR 17-21-035
Filed date: 10/12/17
Proposal (CR102) - WSR 18-04-060
Hearing date: 3/13/18
*Comments due by COB
Permanent Adoption (CR103P) - WSR 18-07-067
Effective: 4/16/18
WA Health Insurance Partnership (HIP)
WA Health Insurance Partnership
Affected WAC: 182-26-010, 182-26-020, 182-26-100, 182-26-200, 182-26-210, 182-26-220, 182-26-230, 182-26-300, 182-26-305, 182-26-310, 182-26-315, 182-26-320, 182-26-325, 182-26-330, 182-26-335, 182-26-340, 182-26-345, 182-26-350, 182-26-400, 182-26-405, 182-26-410, 182-26-500
Description: The agency is repealing this chapter, as the legislature repealed Chapter 70.47A RCW, the statutory authority for the HIP program. (See ESB 5316 – Chapter 25, Laws of 2017, 3rd Special Session, Section 23.)
Agency contact:
Melinda Froud, rule writer
360-725-1408
Expedited Adoption (CR105) - WSR 17-22-083
Filed: 10/27/17
Permanent Adoption (CR103P) - WSR 18-03-013
Effective: 2/5/18
Prescription Drug Programs
Prescription Drug Program
Affected WAC: Chapter 182-50
Description: The agency amended chapter 182-50 WAC to clarify rules regarding therapeutic alternatives and therapeutic interchange.
Agency contact:
Chantelle Diaz, rule writer
360-725-1842
Preproposal (CR101) - WSR 16-09-011
Filed: 4/8/16
Proposal (CR102) - WSR 16-13-030
Hearing date: 7/26/16
*Comments due by COB
Permanent Adoption (CR103P) - WSR 16-16-083
Effective: 8/29/16
Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Program
Health Technology Assessment Program
Affected WAC: 182-55-005, 182-55-010, 182-55-015, 182-55-020, 182-55-025, 182-55-026, 182-55-030, 182-55-036, 182-55-040, 182-55-045, 182-55-050, 182-55-055
Description: The Health Care Authority (HCA) has not reviewed Chapter 182-55 WAC since its adoption in 2006. HCA is conducting this rule-making action to provide clarification and modernization of the rules, as well as the adoption of a rule(s) addressing administrative review processes of Health Technology Assessment (HTA) actions and decisions.
Agency contact:
Melinda Froud, rule writer
360-725-1408
Preproposal (CR101) - WSR 14-10-070
Filed: 5/6/14
Proposal (CR102) - WSR 16-11-067
Hearing date: 6/21/16
*Comments due by COB
Permanent Adoption (CR103P) - WSR 16-18-023
Effective: 9/26/16
Patient Decision Aids
Patient Decision Aids
Affected WAC: 182-60-010, 182-60-020, 182-60-025, 182-60-027, 182-60-030, 182-60-035, 182-60-040, 182-60-045, 182-60-050
Description: The agency is revising the rules governing the certification process for patient decision aids to add more guidance and specificity.
Agency contact:
Melinda Froud, rule writer
360-725-1408
Preproposal (CR101) - WSR 17-07-125
Filed: 3/22/17
Proposal (CR102) - WSR 17-14-057
Hearing date: 8/8/17
*Comments due by COB
Permanent Adoption (CR103P) - WSR 17-17-039
Effective: 9/9/17
Safeguarding Health Care Information
Records HIPAA
Affected WAC: ​182-61-0005
Description: Records including Health Care Information
Agency contact:
Melinda Froud, rule writer
360-725-1408
Preproposal (CR101) - WSR 14-20-040
Filed: 9/24/14
Withdrawal (CR101) - WSR 16-23-048
Filed: 11/10/16