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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 (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

Family initiated treatment (FIT)
Affected WAC: 182-130-0100
Accepting comments
Hearing date: 7/5/2022
Description: The authority is amending these rules to fix an error in the final CR103P rule text filed under WSR 21-18-058. The agency held a public hearing and agreed to a request from the hearing to add psychiatric advanced registered nurse practitioners to the definition of appropriately trained person. The authority agreed, however; the final rule text filed under WSR 21-18-058, effective September 26, 2021, inadvertently did not include the addition of psychiatric advanced registered nurse practitioners.
Agency contact:
Valerie Freudenstein, rule writer
360-725-1344
Proposal (CR102) - WSR 22-12-057
Hearing date: 7/5/2022
*Comments due by 7/5/2022
Enteral nutrition - Provider requirements
Affected WAC: 182-554-400
Accepting comments
Hearing date: 7/26/2022
Description: The agency is amending these rules to remove the requirement to use shipping dates or receipt dates as the date of service. This change simplifies the billing process for enteral products.
Agency contact:
Valerie Freudenstein, rule writer
360-725-1344
Proposal (CR102) - WSR 22-13-134
Hearing date: 7/26/2022
*Comments due by 7/26/2022
Prescription drug programs
Prescription drug pricing transparency program
Affected WAC: 182-51-0050, 182-51-0100, 182-51-0200, 182-51-0300, 182-51-0400, 182-51-0600, 182-51-1200, 182-51-1600
Accepting comments
Hearing date: 7/26/2022
Description: The agency is amending sections of chapter 182-51 WAC, the drug price transparency program, to add agency flexibility to reporting deadlines and increase program clarity by adding definitions and rewording requirements.
Agency contact:
Brian Jensen, rule writer
360-725-0815
Proposal (CR102) - WSR 22-13-045
Hearing date: 7/26/2022
*Comments due by 7/26/2022
Anesthesia providers and covered physician-related services
Affected WAC: 182-531-0300
Accepting comments
Hearing date: 7/26/2022
Description: To align with 42 CFR § 482.52, the Health Care Authority (HCA) is amending WAC 182-531-0300 (1) to include a Doctor of Medicine or osteopathy (other than an anesthesiologist) to the list of providers HCA reimburses for performing covered anesthesia services.
Agency contact:
Jason Crabbe, rule writer
360-725-9563
Proposal (CR102) - WSR 22-13-048
Hearing date: 7/26/2022
*Comments due by 7/26/2022
Dental-related services - Covered - Preventive services
Affected WAC: 182-535-1082
Accepting comments
Hearing date: 7/26/2022
Description: The agency is amending this rule to add language back in that was inadvertently struck in the final CR-103P rule text in WSR 21-14-055, effective August 2, 2021. The agency held a public hearing and agreed to a request to not strike subsection (5) regarding tobacco/nicotine cessation counseling for the control and prevention of oral disease. The agency covers tobacco/nicotine cessation counseling for pregnant women only. See WAC 182-531-1720. The agency agreed; however, the final rule text filed under WSR 21-14-055, effective August 2, 2021, inadvertently struck out subsection (5) anyway.
Agency contact:
Valerie Freudenstein, rule writer
360-725-1344
Proposal (CR102) - WSR 22-13-047
Hearing date: 7/26/2022
*Comments due by 7/26/2022
Personal needs allowance increase
Affected WAC: 182-515-1509
Accepting comments
Hearing date: 7/26/2022
Description: The agency is amending this rule to increase the personal needs allowance for clients eligible to receive home and community services waiver services, in alignment with SSB 5745.
Agency contact:
Melinda Froud, rule writer
360-725-1408
Proposal (CR102) - WSR 22-13-118
Hearing date: 7/26/2022
*Comments due by 7/26/2022