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posted on July 05, 2018 10:39
The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare will hold multiple public hearings and negotiated rulemakings this month on various dockets regarding Emergency Medical Services, immunization requirements for Idaho children, Medicaid Basic Plan and Enhanced Plan benefits, criminal history and background checks, children’s mental health services and standards for non-hospital, medically monitored detox/mental health diversion units. The list of meetings, locations and links are provided in the Idaho Administrative Bulletin for July 4, 2018. More information on each docket is provided in the links below:

Docket 16-0102-1801 EMS - Rules Definitions: These rule changes add a definition of “Ambulance Certification” to this chapter.

Docket 16-0103-1801 EMS - Agency Licensing Requirements: These rule changes add language to this chapter that allows an EMS agency to use an ambulance-certified EMR to be the sole patient care provider.

Docket 16-0107-1801 EMS - Personnel Licensing Requirements: These rule changes add language to this chapter that establishes the process that an EMR must follow to obtain the Ambulance Certification.

Docket 16-0211-1801 Immunization Requirements for Children Attending Licensed Daycare Facilities in Idaho: This rulemaking adds language clarifying that parents requesting an immunization exemption may do so either on the department's standard form or in a written, signed statement indicating their choice to exempt their child from immunization requirements.

Docket 16-0215-1801 Immunization Requirements for Idaho School Children: This rulemaking adds language clarifying that parents requesting an immunization exemption may do so either on the department's standard form or in a written, signed statement indicating their choice to exempt their child from immunization requirements.

Docket 16-0215-1802 Immunization Requirements for Idaho School Children: The purpose of this rulemaking is to add a new school entry immunization requirement to require a second dose of meningococcal (MenACWY) vaccination before a student enters the 12th grade in Idaho, starting with school year 2020-2021.

Docket 16-0309-1802 Medicaid Basic Plan Benefits: Idaho Medicaid was directed during the 2018 session of the Idaho Legislature by passage of House Bill 465 to implement comprehensive dental benefits to all Idaho Medicaid participants.

Docket 16-0309-1803 Medicaid Basic Plan Benefits: The purpose of these negotiated rulemaking meetings is to revise these rules regarding intervention services for children with developmental disabilities or a demonstrated need for these services, adding to the allowed provider qualifications for intervention services, and describing revisions related to the transition.

Docket 16-0309-1804 Medicaid Basic Plan Benefits: The purpose of this docket is to update and revise rules for laboratory and radiology services to ensure quality of care.

Docket 16-0309-1805 Medicaid Basic Plan Benefits: Public input is needed on proposed rule changes to implement a fixed enrollment process for shared savings reimbursement for Healthy Connections and Regional Care Organizations (RCOs).

Docket 16-0309-1806 Medicaid Basic Plan Benefits: This docket will update coverage detail regarding reimbursable and excluded drugs, clarify the preferred drug list and prior authorization process, as well as update maintenance drugs that can be dispensed in a three-month supply.

Docket 16-0309-1807 Medicaid Basic Plan Benefits: The rules being proposed would add participation in provider training programs and rate-setting activities to the duties of the transportation broker described in this chapter.

Docket 16-0309-1808 Medicaid Basic Plan Benefits: The purpose of this negotiated rulemaking meeting is to revise the rules for School-Based Services to align the Community Based Rehabilitation Services (CBRS) definition with the Youth Empowerment Services (YES) Project and allow school personnel to participate in the Child and Family Team (CFT) meetings.

Docket 16-0310-1805 Medicaid Enhanced Plan Benefits: Idaho Medicaid was directed during the 2018 session of the Idaho Legislature by passage of House Bill 465 to implement comprehensive dental benefits to all Idaho Medicaid participants.

Docket 16-0310-1806 Medicaid Enhanced Plan Benefits: T
he purpose of these negotiated rulemaking meetings is to revise these rules regarding intervention services for children with developmental disabilities or a demonstrated need for these services, adding to the allowed provider qualifications for intervention services, and describing revisions related to the transition.

Docket 16-0506-1801 Criminal History & Background Checks: DHW has identified a new class of individuals that must complete a DHW criminal history and background check due to the adoption of IDAPA 16.07.17, “Substance Use Disorders Services.” This class of individuals must be added to the chapter ensure that the Department of Health and Welfare retains the statutory authority to complete those background checks.

Docket 16-0737-1801 Children's Mental Health Services: The intent of the rule change is to remove the rule for referring parents to Child Support for payment calculation and payment arrangement when placing a child in alternate care. The Department is seeking public input on the changes being proposed.

Docket 16-0750-1801 Minimum Standards for Non-hospital, Medically-Monitored Detox/Mental Health Diversion Units: The intent of the rulemaking is to update limited sections of the rule that are outdated and no longer reflect best practices, update staffing requirements, and align the program approval process and fees with other DBH rules.