Upcoming public hearings

The following is a list of upcoming public hearings on our proposed rules.

What information can I find?

  • A list of proposed rules scheduled for that hearing.
  • The contact person for more information about the proposed rules.
  • Washington State Register publication numbers.
  • A hyperlink to the Proposed Rule Making Order (CR-102) and the proposed rule text.

Select the WSR number (e.g., WSR 13-17-104) to view or print a copy of the CR-102 and proposed rule text. To comment on any CR-102, email the HCA Rules Coordinator or testify at the public hearing in person. If you have questions about the rule, send a message to the contact person.

Where are hearings held?

Cherry Street Plaza Building
Downtown Olympia
626 8th Ave SE
Olympia, WA 98501

Scheduled hearings

SSI related medical-income eligibility; all other excluded resources
Affected WAC: 182-512-0550, 182-512-0700
Description: The agency plans to replace references to Retirement, Survivors, Disability Insurance (RSDI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) with Old Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI). This change is to provide consistent references to the OASDI benefits provided under Title II of the Social Security Act in the agency’s SSI-related income and resource rules for Medicaid. Both of these WACs refer to the same three types of benefits that the Social Security Administration (SSA) pays to eligible beneficiaries. A person who receives one or more of these cash payments is automatically related by category to one or more Medicaid eligibility groups. A common term for these SSA benefits is the OASDI program.
Agency contact:
Amy Emerson, rule writer
360-725-1348
Proposal (CR102) - WSR 19-10-079
Hearing date: 6/4/19
*Comments due by 6/4/19
Preventable readmissions
Affected WAC: 182-550-2900, 182-550-2950
Description: The agency is amending this chapter to include a section that describes the parameters for the 14-day potentially preventable readmissions.
Agency contact:
Melinda Froud, rule writer
360-725-1408
Proposal (CR102) - WSR 19-10-060
Hearing date: 6/4/19
*Comments due by 6/4/19
Scope of Services
Affected WAC: 182-501-0060, 182-501-0065
Description: The agency is amending WAC 182-501-0060, Health care coverage—Program benefit packages—Scope of service categories to implement E2SSB 5179, which restores coverage of hearing instruments for adults.
Agency contact:
Jason Crabbe, rule writer
360-725-9563
Proposal (CR102) - WSR 19-10-027
Hearing date: 6/4/19
*Comments due 6/4/19
Psychiatric physician-related services and other professional mental health services (SB Bill 5779)
Affected WAC: 182-531-1400
Description: The agency is proposing to revise multiple sections in several chapters of Title 182 Washington Apple Health rules to remove nonessential restrictions and limitations as required in Substitute Senate Bill 5779. The agency is in the processing of determining the specific chapters and sections that are affected.
Agency contact:
Michael Williams, rule writer
360-725-1346
Proposal (CR102) - WSR 19-11-056
Hearing date 06/25/2019
*Comments due by 6/25/2019
School Employee Benefits Board (SEBB)
Affected WAC: 182-30, 182-31, 182-32
Description: HCA is considering adding, amending, and repealing rules to support the SEBB program within Chapters 182-30, 182-31, and 182-32 WAC.
Agency contact:
Robert Parkman, rule writer
360-725-0883
Proposal (CR102) - WSR 19-11-125
Hearing date: 6/25/19
Mandibular advancement device
Affected WAC: 182-552-0450
Description: The agency is adding coverage limits for mandibular advancement devices.
Agency contact:
Michael Williams, rule writer
360-725-1346
Proposal (CR102) - WSR 19-11-068
Hearing date: 6/25/19
*Comments due by 6/25/19
Appellants representation in the hearing
Affected WAC: 182-526-0155
Description: The agency is amending this rule to allow a limited exception to the requirement that an attorney representing an appellant in a hearing must file a notice of appearance. The exception would apply to an attorney representing an appellant who was also the person that originally requested the appellant’s hearing.
Agency contact:
Melinda Froud, rule writer
360-725-1408
Proposal (CR102) - WSR 19-11-074
Hearing date: 6/25/19
*Comments due by 6/25/19