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 (WSR) publication numbers.
  • A link 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 or virtually. If you have questions about the rule, send a message to the contact person.

Where are hearings held?

Until further notice, public hearings are being held virtually.

Virtual hearings

How to register for hearing

  1. Expand the container for the rule you are interested in.
  2. Find the Proposed Rule Making Order (CR-102) hearing you want to attend.
  3. Click the link for the WSR to open the CR-102.
  4. On the CR-102, click the registration link on the right (under Comment). (If the registration page returns an error message, please try a different browser.)
  5. Enter your registration information, including a valid email address. This registration information is part of the public hearing record and is subject to public disclosure.

Once you have registered, you will be emailed a link to the webinar. Each link is unique to the registrant. Registrants may not share links.

Additional information about virtual hearings

  • The webinar audio is recorded.
  • Attendees are automatically on mute.
  • Attendees cannot be seen by other attendees, except for Health Care Authority (HCA) staff who may be in attendance in the HCA conference room where the virtual hearing is being conducted.
  • Attendees who wish to testify must wait for the specific rule they are interested in to be read, then select the “Raise your hand” option.
  • The hearing officer will call on each attendee who has a hand raised, one at a time, and unmute their mic. At that time, the attendee may begin their testimony.
  • The hearing officer may limit public testimony to a specific timeframe because of time constraints. Written comments may also be submitted to supplement testimony.
  • The hearing officer may mute and dismiss (remove) an attendee from a public hearing if the attendee is disruptive or offensive. If removed from the public hearing, the attendee will not be able reenter the hearing.

Written comments can also be submitted through the remainder of the day of the public hearing. Email written comments to arc@hca.wa.gov.

Scheduled hearings

Rule making activities

Description
The Health Care Authority (HCA) is amending WAC 182-503-0005 (3) to include language regarding a telephonic signature option when applying for Apple Health coverage.

Agency contacts

Rulemaking contact
Rulemaking status history

Preproposal (CR101)

Proposal (CR102)

Description
The agency is amending WAC 182-526-0030 to update the Board of Appeals’ website address. The agency is amending WAC 182-526-0580 to specify the acceptable filing methods for a written review request of an initial order.

Agency contacts

Rulemaking contact
Rulemaking status history

Preproposal (CR101)

Proposal (CR102)

Description
The agency is amending this rule to update subsection (3) to include language regarding the out-of-state Alumni population as mandated by the SUPPORT Act, section 1002. The SUPPORT Act, Public Law 115-271, makes changes to the new coverage group created under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that extends Medicaid coverage to former foster youth (Alumni). This change expands the coverage group so former foster youth who have aged out of foster care in any state at the age of 18 can have Medicaid coverage in any other state through the age of 26.

Agency contacts

Rulemaking contact
Rulemaking status history

Preproposal (CR101)

Proposal (CR102)

Description
The agency is amending WAC 182-504-0005 and sections of chapter 182-500 WAC, Medical definitions, to implement requirements in RCW 74.09.830 regarding postpartum health care coverage. The amended rules will provide for retroactive postpartum coverage and define after-pregnancy coverage, continuous eligibility, and full scope coverage.

Agency contacts

Rulemaking contact
Rulemaking status history

Preproposal (CR101)

Proposal (CR102)

Description
The agency is amending WAC 182-517-0100, Federal Medicare savings programs, to remove resource limits as an eligibility requirement.

Agency contacts

Rulemaking contact
Rulemaking status history

Preproposal (CR101)

Proposal (CR102)

Description
The agency is amending these rules to align with the Additional Ukrainian Supplemental Appropriations Act (AUSAA), Public Law 117-128. The AUSAA Act provides for resettlement assistance, entitlement programs, and other benefits available to refugees for Ukrainian populations and other non-Ukrainian people in response to their displacement from Ukraine and entry into the United States.

Agency contacts

Rulemaking contact
Rulemaking status history

Preproposal (CR101)

Emergency Adoption (CR103E)

Proposal (CR102)

Description
The agency is amending these rules to clarify the change in scope and reconciliation policies and adding end date to sections 182-549-1400(8) and 182-548-1400(8) to align with the APM4 Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).

Agency contacts

Rulemaking contact
Rulemaking status history

Preproposal (CR101)

Proposal (CR102)

  • WSR 22-18-101
  • Hearing Date: 10/11/2022
  • *Comments Due by: 10/11/2022 11:59 PM
Description
The agency is amending WAC 182-504-0015 and 182-507-0130 to expand the eligibility period for refugee medical assistance from eight months to twelve months for persons whose date of eligibility is on or after October 1, 2021. The agency has determined that this rule amendment is necessary to align with the eligibility period set by the director of the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement.

Agency contacts

Rulemaking contact
Rulemaking status history

Preproposal (CR101)

Emergency Adoption (CR103E)

Proposal (CR102)

Description
The agency is developing and revising rules to provide for audio-only telemedicine, in alignment with ESSB 1196.

Agency contacts

Rulemaking contact
Rulemaking status history

Preproposal (CR101)

Proposal (CR102)

  • WSR 22-19-092
  • Hearing date: 10/25/2022
  • *Comments due by 10/25/2022 11:59pm