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

Continuing requirements and the False Claims Act
Affected WAC: 182-502-0016, 182-502-0017
Description: The agency is updating this section to provide notice to providers and support enforcement of compliance with state and federal requirements related to the operations of entities receiving more than $5 million in Medicaid payments annually, including but not limited to such entities providing information about the False Claims Act and establishing written policies for employees.
Agency contact:
Michael Williams, rule writer
360-725-1346
Proposal (CR102) - WSR 19-17-056
Hearing date 09/24/19
*Comments due by COB 09/24/19
Removing MCO Option
Affected WAC: 182-535-1050, 182-535-1060, 182-535-1245, 182-535A-0010, 182-535A-0020
Description: The agency is striking all references to dental managed care from these sections. Eligible clients will continue to receive their dental services through fee-for-service on and after July 1, 2019.
Agency contact:
Michael Williams, rule writer
360-725-1346
Proposal (CR102) - WSR 19-17-037
Hearing date: 9/24/19
*Comments due 9/24/19
Eligible provider types
Affected WAC: 182-502-0002
Description: The agency is amending this section to add Dental Health Aide Therapists (DHAT) to the list of eligible providers who can be reimbursed for providing services to medicaid clients in tribal facilities. During the course of this review, the agency may identify additional changes that are required in order to improve clarity or update policy.
Agency contact:
Michael Williams, rule writer
360-725-1346
Proposal (CR102) - WSR 19-17-083
Hearing date 09/24/19
*Comments due by COB 09/24/19
Enrollment, Termination and Reapplying for Participation
Affected WAC: 182-502-0012, 182-502-0040, 182-502-0060
Description: The agency is amending WAC 182-502-0012(5) and WAC 182-502-0040(2) to allow providers to request the agency to reconsider agency decisions to deny enrollment applications, and to request the agency to reconsider terminations of a provider agreement for convenience. The reconsideration process being added to 182-502-0012 is a separate process from the reconsideration process in Chapter 182-526 WAC and separate from the dispute resolution process in WAC 182-502-0050. The agency is amending WAC 182-502-0060 to remove subsections (1) and (2) that prohibit providers from reapplying for participation after the agency denies enrollment or removes a provider from participation. The agency has determined that the rules need to be amended to allow for due process and for reporting purposes.
Agency contact:
Amy Emerson, rule writer
360-725-1348
Proposal (CR102) - WSR 19-18-100
Hearing date: 10/8/19
*Comments due by 10/8/19
Children's Washington apple health with premiums
Affected WAC: 182-505-0215
Description: During the 2017 legislative session, the Washington State Legislature passed Engrossed House Bill (EHB) 2242 which created the School Employees’ Benefits Board (SEBB) health insurance benefit beginning January 1, 2020. The availability of this benefit, beginning January 1, 2020, means these children no longer meet the definition of targeted low income children under 42 CFR 357.310, and will not be eligible for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), also known as Washington Apple Health with Premiums Program.
Agency contact:
Valerie Smith, rule writer
360-725-1344
Proposal (CR102) - WSR 19-18-066
Hearing date: 10/8/19
*Comments due by 10/8/19