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

Outpatient Rehabilitation
Affected WAC: 182-545-200
Description: The agency is revising this section to align with the Department of Health’s current professional licensing requirements in RCW 18.35.040 for speech language pathologists.
Agency contact:
Vance Taylor, rule writer
360-725-1344
Proposal (CR102) - WSR 18-03-130
Hearing date: 2/27/18
*Comments due by COB
Spousal Impoverishment
Affected WAC: 182-513-1215, 182-513-1220
Description: Section 2404 of the Affordable Care Act amended section 1924 of the Social Security Act, for the five-year period beginning January 1, 2014, to require states to apply the spousal impoverishment rules to additional individuals receiving long-term services and supports under 1915(d). This amendment will end the time-limited spousal impoverishment provisions for the Community First Choice program.
Agency contact:
Vance Taylor, rule writer
360-725-1344
Proposal (CR102) - WSR 18-03-078
Hearing date: 2/27/18
* Comments due by COB
Patient review and coordination & Billing a client
Affected WAC: 182-501-0135, 182-502-0160
Description: The agency is amending WAC 182-501-0135, Patient review and coordination (PRC), to update policy and remove outdated information. The agency is amending WAC 182-502-0160, Billing a client, specifically subsection (6)(d), to align the language with changes being proposed to WAC 182-501-0135.
Agency contact:
Katie Pounds, rule writer
360-725-1346
Proposal (CR102) - WSR 18-03-085
Hearing date: 2/27/18
*Comments due by COB
Guardianship Fees
Affected WAC: 182-513-1505, 182-513-1510, 182-513-1515, 182-513-1520, 182-513-1525
Description: These rules were recently recodified from the Department of Social and Health Services’ Title 388 (specifically WAC 388-79-010, -020, -030, -040, and -050) into the Health Care Authority’s Title 182. The Health Care Authority, in coordination with the Department of Social and Health Services, is updating these rules, which have not changed since 2003. As part of this review, the agency will consider current fees allowed for establishing and maintaining guardianships for individuals who must participate in the cost of their health care and clarify the procedures used when determining whether fees above the maximum defined in rule may be requested.
Agency contact:
Melinda Froud, rule writer
360-725-1408
Supplemental (CR102) - WSR 18-04-056
Hearing date: 3/13/18
*Comments due by COB
Program Integrity
Affected WAC: 182-502A-0201, 182-502A-0301, 182-502A-0401, 182-502A-0601, 182-502A-0701, 182-502A-0801, 182-502A-0901, 182-502A-1001
Description: The agency is amending Chapter 182-502A, Program integrity, to update definitions and clarify processes.
Agency contact:
Katie Pounds, rule writer
360-725-1346
Proposal (CR102) - WSR 18-04-067
Hearing date: 3/13/18
*Comments due by COB
Public records
Public Records
Affected WAC: Chapter 182-04
Description: The agency is amending its rules relating to public records to conform with Engrossed House Bill 1595 (65th Legislature, 2017 Regular Session) and to make other updates.
Agency contact:
Melinda Froud, rule writer
360-725-1408
Proposal (CR102) - WSR 18-04-060
Hearing date: 3/13/18
*Comments due by COB
WA Apple Health - Social Security number requirements
Affected WAC: 182-503-0515
Description: Changes are being made to this policy to (1) update language, replacing all WAH references to read as apple health services or coverage, (2) correct two WAC references, and (3) clarify situations in which no SSN is required.
Agency contact:
Vance Taylor, rule writer
360-725-1344
Proposal (CR102) - WSR 18-04-065
Hearing date: 3/13/18
* Comments due by COB
Payments to managed care organizations (MCOs)
Affected WAC: 182-538-070
Description: The agency is amending WAC 182-538-070, Payments to managed care organizations (MCOs), to align language regarding enhancement payments for MCO enrollees assigned to federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) and rural health clinics (RHCs) with the agency’s rules found in Chapters 182-548 and 182-549 WAC.
Agency contact:
Katie Pounds, rule writer
360-725-1346
Proposal (CR102) - WSR 18-04-088
Hearing date: 3/13/18
* Comments due by COB
Sleep Studies
Affected WAC: 182-531-1500
Description: The agency is amending this rule to revise the requirements for a sleep center to become an agency-approved center of excellence (COE). The agency plans to reduce the number of documents that must be submitted for each sleep center. The agency will instead use the sleep center’s certification by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), which requires the same documentation as listed in the current rule.
Agency contact:
Melinda Froud, rule writer
360-725-1408
Proposal (CR102) - WSR 18-04-021
Hearing date: 03/13/18
*Comments due by COB