Under RCW 70.14.080
, the administrator of the Washington state health care authority is required to establish and support, and is authorized to adopt rules to govern, a health technology assessment program that uses evidence to make coverage determinations for participating state agencies that purchased health care. The health technology assessment program:
(1) Selects health technologies for assessment;
(2) Contracts with an evidence-based technology assessment center to produce health technology assessments;
(3) Establishes an independent health technology committee; and
(4) Maintains a centralized, internet based communication tool.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 41.05.013, 41.05.160, and 70.14.090. 06-23-083 (Order 06-10), § 182-55-005, filed 11/13/06, effective 12/14/06.]