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WAC 182-60-025

Agency review process and certification.

(1) When independently reviewing decision aids under RCW 7.70.060 (4)(a)(ii), the agency's medical director uses agency certification criteria, which are based on criteria developed by the International Patient Decision Aid Standards (IPDAS) Collaboration, for evaluation of a patient decision aid.
(2) The agency's medical director may certify a patient decision aid if it is reviewed by a national certifying organization 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.
(3) An applicant requesting review and certification must provide written documentation of the basis for certification as provided in subsection (1) of this section, using the application materials developed by the agency.
(4) The agency's medical director may contract for an assessment of the patient decision aid.
(a) The contract will:
(i) Be with an evidence-based organization or other appropriate entity; and
(ii) Require an assessment to evaluate the patient decision aid based on the agency's IPDAS-based certification criteria using information provided by the applicant and the agency's medical director.
(b) The agency's medical director may use the results of the assessment in whole or part as the basis for a certification determination.
(5) The agency's medical director may establish minimum scores in each of the following areas: Content criteria, development process criteria, and effectiveness criteria.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 41.05.021 and 41.05.160. WSR 17-17-039, § 182-60-025, filed 8/9/17, effective 9/9/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 7.70.060 and 2012 c 101. WSR 12-24-052, § 182-60-025, filed 11/30/12, effective 1/1/13.]
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