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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).
  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

Washington apple health - SSN Requirements
Affected WAC: 182-503-0515
Accepting comments
Hearing date: 09/21/2021
Description: The agency is amending WAC 182-503-0515 to add a new subsection (6)(f) to name the family planning only program described in WAC 182-532-510 as an additional program for which a Social Security number is not required. The agency has determined this rule amendment is necessary because the agency is expanding family planning only program services to all Washington residents, including those who do not have a social security number.
Agency contact:
Brian Jensen, rule writer
Proposal (CR102) - WSR 21-17-086
Hearing date: 09/21/2021
*Comments due 09/21/2021
Disregarded Income
Affected WAC: 182-521-0100
Emergency rules adopted
Effective: 09/03/2021
Description: The agency is establishing Chapter 182-521 WAC, titled Public Health Emergency Rules, and creating a new section under WAC 182-521-0100, Disregarded income, to identify income that the agency does not count when determining Apple Health eligibility.
Agency contact:
Jason Crabbe, rule writer
Proposal (CR102) - WSR 21-18-079
Hearing date: 10/05/2021
*Comments due 10/05/2021