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

Public Health Services (PHS) Act
Affected WAC: 182-530-7900
Description: The agency is revising this section to clarify that as part of participation in the 340B program, providers must agree, via an annual attestation form, that all claims for Washington Apple Health clients in both fee-for-service and managed care are subject to their respective 340B rules. The agency is amending subsection (4) to include under the Medicaid fee-for-service program.
Agency contact:
Valerie Smith, rule writer
360-725-1344
Proposal (CR102) - WSR 20-02-073
Hearing date: 2/4/20
Comments due: 2/4/20
Nonemergency Medical Transportation (NEMT)
Affected WAC: 182-546-5100, 182-546-5550, 182-546-5900, 182-546-6200
Description: The agency is revising these sections to clarify services in accordance with 42 CFR 431.53 and 42 CFR 440.170. Specifically, the agency is considering: (1) Revising the definition of “extended stay” to mean a period of time spanning 30 consecutive days, revising the definition of “short stay” to mean a period of time spanning 29 days, and adding a definition for service animal; (2) Revising section -5550 (exclusion and limitations) to include substance use disorder; (3) Revising where nonemergency transportation is not provided; (4) Clarifying that nonemergency transportation for clients in the Program of All-Inclusive Care for Elderly (PACE) program is the responsibility of the PACE contractor and is not provided through brokers; (5) Adding a requirement that brokers may not authorize payment for alcohol, cannabis, or other nonfood items; (6) Clarifying that for short stays, the cost of meals may not exceed the state per diem rate; (7) Revising the requirement that receipts for mileage, fuel, parking, bridge tolls, or ferry fees must be itemized.
Agency contact:
Valerie Smith, rule writer
360-725-1344
Proposal (CR102) - WSR 20-02-102
Hearing date: 2/4/20
*Comments due by 2/4/20
Access to Baby and Child Dentistry (ABCD) program
Affected WAC: 182-535-1245
Description: The agency is revising this section to reflect that ABCD program services provided by a nondental provider for eligible clients enrolled in an agency-contracted managed care organization (MCO) must be arranged for directly through the client’s MCO.
Agency contact:
Valerie Smith, rule writer
360-725-1344
Proposal (CR102) - WSR 20-02-016
Hearing date: 2/4/2020
*Comments due 2/4/2020
Drug use and claims review (Support Act)
Affected WAC: 182-530-4050
Description: The agency is revising this rule to comply with the requirements of section 1004 of the Support for Patients and Communities Act under 42 U.S.C. 1396a(a) by more accurately detailing the drug use review (DUR) activities to include reference to prior authorization requirements and include the activities of prescribing practitioners in addition to dispensing pharmacies. The agency is also revising subsection (1)(b) to update language in accordance with the Support Act.
Agency contact:
Valerie Smith, rule writer
360-725-1344
Proposal (CR102) - WSR 20-02-078
Hearing date: 2/4/20
*Comments due by 2/4/20
Sterilization physician-related services
Affected WAC: 182-531-1550
Description: The agency is amending WAC 182-531-1550 to remove coverage of hysteroscopic sterilizations. The Federal Drug administration restricted the sale and distribution of the Class III contraceptive device used in this procedure.
Agency contact:
Jason Crabbe, rule writer
360-725-9563
Proposal (CR102) - WSR 20-03-028
Hearing date: 2/25/2020
*Comments due 2/25/2020