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PDFWAC 284-43-5970

Equal program access on the basis of sex.

An issuer offering a plan, and the issuer's officials, employees, agents, or representatives shall:
(1) Provide individuals equal access with respect to the plan including, but not limited to, plan administration, member communication, medical protocols or criteria for medical necessity or other aspects of plan operations without discrimination on the basis of sex; and
(2) Treat individuals consistent with their gender identity and sexual orientation, except that an issuer may not deny or limit health services that are ordinarily or exclusively available to individuals of one sex, to a transgender, nonbinary, intersex or gender nonconforming individual based on the fact that the individual's sex assigned at birth, gender identity, or gender otherwise recorded is different from the one to which such health services are ordinarily or exclusively available.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 48.02.060, 48.20.460, 48.43.0128, 48.44.050, and 48.46.200. WSR 20-24-040, ยง 284-43-5970, filed 11/23/20, effective 12/24/20.]
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