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WAC 182-60-010

Definitions.

When used in this chapter:
(1) "Agency" means the Washington state health care authority (HCA), created pursuant to chapter 41.05 RCW.
(2) "Certification fee" means a fee assessed by the agency to an individual or organization applicant requesting certification or recertification of a patient decision aid not already certified by an organization located in the United States or Canada and recognized by the agency's medical director.
(3) "Certified patient decision aid" means a patient decision aid, as defined in this section, for any medical condition or procedure, including abortion as defined in RCW 9.02.170, that:
(a) Is certified by one or more national certifying organizations recognized by the agency's medical director; or
(b) Has been evaluated based on the International Patient Decision Aid Standards (IPDAS) by an organization located in the United States or Canada and has current scores satisfactory to the agency's medical director in each of the following categories: Content criteria, development process criteria, and effectiveness criteria; or
(c) Is independently assessed and certified by the agency's medical director based on the International Patient Decision Aid Standards developed by the IPDAS Collaboration if a current evaluation is not available from an organization located in the United States or Canada.
(4) "National certifying organization" means a group, entity, or organization in the United States or Canada that is recognized by the agency's medical director to certify patient decision aids under this chapter.
(5) "Patient decision aid" means a written, audio-visual, or online tool that provides a balanced presentation of the condition and test or treatment options, benefits, and harms including, if appropriate, a discussion of the limits of scientific knowledge about outcomes, for any medical condition or procedure.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 41.05.021 and 41.05.160. WSR 17-17-039, § 182-60-010, filed 8/9/17, effective 9/9/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 7.70.060 and 2012 c 101. WSR 12-24-052, § 182-60-010, filed 11/30/12, effective 1/1/13.]
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