Patient Information and Charity Care

Charity Care Rules in Progress

On September 30, 2022, the Department of Health filed Washington State Register 22-20-069 (PDF) for consideration of amendments to chapter 246-453 WAC, Hospital Charity Care. Substitute Senate Bill 6273 (chapter 623, Laws of 2018) and Substitute House Bill 1616 (chapter 197, Laws of 2022) modified RCW 70.170.020 and 70.170.060. Amendments may be made to align chapter 246-453 WAC with these RCW. Previous rule making, in 2018/2019, for Substitute Senate Bill 6273 was halted due to the Substitute House Bill 1616 legislation that impacted the same rule sections. Both bills are being considered in this rule-making process. 

Comments/recommendations from previous Substitute Senate Bill 6273 rule making:

Interested Party Meeting Schedule:

Date and Time Registration Materials (updated after each meeting)

Meeting 1

Wednesday, December 14, 2022
1-2 p.m.

Register for the distance-based meeting here.

Meeting 1 PowerPoint (PDF)

Comment form (Word)

Meeting 2

Tuesday, March 14, 2023
2-3 p.m.

Register for the distance-based meeting here.  

Meeting 3

Wednesday, May 10, 2023
2-3 p.m.

Register for the distance-based meeting here.  
Meeting 4, To be announced    


Submit comments to charitycare@doh.wa.gov.
 

Comment Period Deadline to Submit Comments Comments

Comment Period 1

Tuesday, March 7, 2023 Comment form (Word)

Comment Period 2

Wednesday, May 3, 2023 Comment form (Word)


To receive rule-making notices by email and for any questions about this rule-making activity, contact charitycare@doh.wa.gov