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.
Nov. 10, 2021 at 3:30 p.m.