Rules in Progress-Certificate of Need

Last revised date: June 22, 2022

The department has filed a CR-101 to open the entire chapter of Certificate of Need (CN) rules (246-310 WAC) to clarify, streamline, develop progressive enforcement tools, and modernize language.

As part of the rulemaking process, the department will address petitions including:

  • Home health methodology
  • Percutaneous coronary intervention exception criteria.

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Current rules in progress

Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) Volume Standards

The purpose of opening WAC 246-310-715, 246-310-720, and 246-310-745 is to update the PCI standards by incorporating stakeholder input gained through various rules workshops and comment opportunities.

Draft rules

Rule activities 

  • Draft language for WAC 246-310-720(2) - on hold pending review of feedback received.

Rule petition documents

Stakeholder meetings

Agenda and other relevant material will be provided prior to each meeting.

All meetings will be held virtually via Microsoft Teams or Zoom, unless otherwise indicated.

Date and Location Meeting Documents

Workshop #1

June 14, 2022, starts at 2 p.m.

Via Zoom

Agenda (PDF)

Kickoff Meeting

May 25, 2022, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Via Zoom

None
Hospice Need Forecasting Methodology and Standards

The purpose of opening WAC 246-310-290 and 246-310-295 is to update the need forecasting methodology and standards for hospice services by incorporating stakeholder input gained through various rules workshops and comment opportunities. 

Draft rules

Rule activities 

Rule petition documents

  • None received at this time

Stakeholder meetings

Agenda and other relevant material will be provided prior to each meeting.

All meetings will be held virtually via Microsoft Teams or Zoom, unless otherwise indicated.

Date and Location Meeting Documents

Workshop #2

June 29, 2022, starts at 2 p.m.

Via Zoom

Agenda (PDF)

Sample methodology (PDF)

Updated draft (PDF)

Received drafts (PDF)

Workshop #1

June 14, 2022, starts at 2 p.m.

Via Zoom

Agenda (PDF)

Kickoff Meeting

May 25, 2022, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Via Zoom

None
Rulemaking Kickoff Presentation

May 25, 2022 Rulemaking Kickoff Presentation (PDF)

Chapter 246-310 WAC Certificate of Need

CR-101 filed December 18, 2019 (PDF)

Tribal Notification

Notice of Rulemaking: Tribal Notification (PDF)

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