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Implementation of E2SHB 1477 and consolidated health care rulemaking (R 2021-16)

The commissioner is considering adopting rules to implement E2SHB 1477 (leg.wa.gov) concerning access to next day appointments required in the legislation. The commissioner may also consider utilizing this rule to consolidate rulemaking, if necessary, to ensure that rules related to recently enacted legislation are adopted by the OIC prior to Jan. 1, 2022. Currently, multiple provisions of the OIC's rules in chapters WAC 284-43 (leg.wa.gov) and WAC 284-170 (leg.wa.gov) may need to be amended to be consistent with recent laws. These rules will facilitate implementation of recent laws by ensuring that all affected health care entities understand their rights and obligations.  

Proposed rulemaking 

Public hearing

Stakeholder draft released July 13, 2021

Notice to start rulemaking

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