WAC 182-526-0005

Effective February 1, 2013

WAC 182-526-0005 What is the purpose and scope of this chapter?

This chapter describes the general hearing rules and procedures that apply to the resolution of disputes between you and the various medical services programs established under chapter 74.09 RCW and for subsidized basic health under chapter 70.47 RCW.  The rules of this chapter are intended to supplement both the administrative procedure act (APA), chapter 34.05 RCW, and the model rules, chapter 10-08 WAC, adopted by the office of administrative hearings (OAH).

1.  This chapter:

a.  Establishes rules encouraging informal dispute resolution between the health care authority (HCA) or its authorized agents, and persons or entities who disagree with its actions; and

b.  Regulates all hearings involving medical services programs established under chapter 74.09 RCW and for subsidized basic health under chapter 70.47 RCW.

2.  Nothing in this chapter is intended to affect the constitutional rights of any person or to limit or change additional requirements imposed by statute or other rule.  Other laws or rules determine if you have a hearing right, including the APA and program rules or laws.

3.  Specific program hearing rules prevail over the rules in this chapter.

4.  The hearing rules in this chapter do not apply to the following programs:

a.  Public employees benefits program (see chapter 182-16 WAC); and

b.  The Washington health program (see chapter 182-22 WAC).

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