The department shall review new adult elective percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) services using the concurrent review cycle according to the following table:
Concurrent Review Cycle:
Application Submission Period
Letters of Intent Due
First working day through last working day of January of each year.
Receipt of Initial Application
First working day through last working day of February of each year.
End of Screening Period
Last working day of March of each year.
Last working day of April of each year.
Beginning of Review Preparation
May 1 through May 15
Application Review Period
Public Comment Period (includes public hearing if requested)
60-Day Public Comment Period
Begins May 16 of each year or the first working day after May 16.
30-Day Rebuttal period
Applicant and affected party response to public comment.
Ex parte Period
45-Day Ex parte period
Department evaluation and decision.
(1) If the department is unable to meet the deadline for making a decision on the application, it will notify applicants fifteen days prior to the scheduled decision date. In that event, the department will establish a new decision date.
(2) The department may not accept new applications for a planning area if there are any pending applications in that planning area filed under a previous concurrent review cycle, or applications submitted prior to the effective date of these rules that affect any of the new planning areas, unless the department has not made a decision on the pending applications within the review timelines of nine months for a concurrent review and six months for a regular review.
(3) If the department determines that an application does not compete with another application, it may convert the review of an application that was initially submitted under a concurrent review cycle to a regular review process.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 70.38.128
. WSR 09-01-113, § 246-310-710, filed 12/19/08, effective 12/19/08.]