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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

Managed care choice and assignment
Affected WAC: 182-538-060, 182-538-067
Accepting comments
WSR 20-17-122
Hearing Date: 09/22/2020
Description: The Health Care Authority (HCA) is amending WAC 182-538-060 and 182-538-067 on an emergency basis in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency. The purpose of these amendments is to help ensure (1) the viability of Apple Health Integrated Managed Care (IMC) plans; (2) adequate performance by the IMC plans; (3) sufficient access to care for Medicaid clients in IMC; and (4) the continued availability of an adequate network of physical and behavioral health providers in IMC plans. Because of COVID-19, the state is experiencing an unprecedented increase in unemployment and a commensurate increase in applications for enrollment in Medicaid. As part of managing this situation, HCA is amending WAC 182-538-060 to limit the auto-assignments of Medicaid clients to IMC plans. In particular, HCA will prevent auto-assignments of new clients to any plan that has a statewide market share of greater than 40% in Apple Health IMC. This rule does not affect voluntary plan choices by clients, the Family Connect policy, or the Plan Reconnect policy. In addition, HCA is amending WAC 182-538-067 to clarify when the agency will adjust the number of its IMC plans, either overall or on a region-to-region basis. In determining whether to make any such adjustment, HCA will consider statutory requirements as well as enrollment needs, the performance of the plans with respect to behavioral health integration, and the promotion of access to care for behavioral health services.
Agency contact:
Brian Jensen, rule writer
360-725-0815
Proposal (CR102) - WSR 20-17-122
Hearing Date: 09/22/2020
*Comments due by: 09/22/2020
Sterilization
Affected WAC: 182-531-1550
Accepting comments
WSR 20-17-041
Hearing Date: 9/22/2020
Description: The agency is amending WAC 182-531-1550 to remove subsection (5), which describes the circumstances under which the agency waives the 30-day consent waiting period for sterilization. The agency has determined this rule amendment is necessary to align with federal rule, specifically 42 CFR sections 50.203(d) and 50.204(7)(e)(1).
Agency contact:
Brian Jensen, rule writer
360-725-0815
Proposal (CR102) - WSR 20-17-041
Hearing Date: 9/22/2020
*Comments due by 9/22/2020
Refugee medical
Affected WAC: 182-507-0130
Accepting comments
WSR 20-18-059
Hearing date: 10/6/2020
Description: The agency is amending subsection (8) of WAC 182-507-0130 to specify circumstances under which an individual may receive additional months of refugee medical assistance benefits.
Agency contact:
Brian Jensen, rule writer
360-725-0815
Proposal (CR102) - WSR 20-18-059
Hearing date: 10/6/2020
*Comments due by 10/6/2020