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

Definitions related to Long-term Support Services (LTSS)
Affected WAC: 182-513-1100
Description: The agency is revising the definition of alternate living facility (ALF) to include staffed residential facility, group care facility for medically complex children, and children’s state-operated living alternative
Agency contact:
Jason Crabbe, rule writer
Proposal (CR102) - WSR 19-21-104
Hearing date: 11/26/19
*Comments due 11/26/19
Medical Extensions
Affected WAC: 182-523-0100
Description: The agency is striking subsection(2)(iii). The agency does not change eligibility based on incarceration status.
Agency contact:
Valerie Smith, rule writer
Proposal (CR102) - WSR 19-21-129
Hearing date: 11/26/19
*Comments due by 11/26/19
Dental-related services—Medical care services clients
Affected WAC: 182-535-1066
Description: Effective January 1, 2020, a medical care services (MCS) client may receive the same dental coverage in Chapter 182-535 WAC as other eligible clients. The agency is repealing WAC 182-535-1066 which contains limited dental coverage for MCS clients. This section will no longer apply.
Agency contact:
Valerie Smith, rule writer
Proposal (CR102) - WSR 19-21-131
Hearing date 11/26/19
*Comments due by 11/26/19
Washington apple health - Who may apply
Affected WAC: 182-503-0010
Description: The agency is amending this section to correct a WAC cross-reference and remove age restrictions on tax dependent individuals. This change reflects agency policy that the agency supports applications of individuals who are tax dependent regardless of age
Agency contact:
Michael Williams, rule writer
Proposal (CR102) - WSR 19-22-019
Hearing date: 12/10/19
Adjustments to IP Rates/OPPS Rates
Affected WAC: 182-550-3830, 182-550-7500
Description: The agency is amending these rules to align with ESHB 1109, Sec. 211 (14), 66th Legislature, 2019 Regular Session. The agency intends to extend the date for payment increases under the Sole Community Hospital program and to allow for updates to inpatient conversion factors and per diem rates through June 30, 2020.
Agency contact:
Melinda Froud, rule writer
Proposal (CR102) - WSR 19-22-096
Hearing date: 12/10/19
*Comments due by 12/10/19