RCW 48.85.010

Washington long-term care partnership programGenerally.

The department of social and health services shall, in conjunction with the office of the insurance commissioner, coordinate a long-term care insurance program entitled the Washington long-term care partnership, whereby private insurance and medicaid funds shall be used to finance long-term care. For individuals purchasing a long-term care insurance policy or contract governed by chapter 48.84 or 48.83 RCW and meeting the criteria prescribed in this chapter, and any other terms as specified by the office of the insurance commissioner and the department of social and health services, this program shall allow for the exclusion of some or all of the individual's assets in determination of medicaid eligibility as approved by the centers for medicare and medicaid services.
[ 2012 c 211 § 9; 2008 c 145 § 21; 1995 1st sp.s. c 18 § 76; 1993 c 492 § 458.]


Effective date2008 c 145: See RCW 48.83.901.
Conflict with federal requirementsSeverabilityEffective date1995 1st sp.s. c 18: See notes following RCW 74.39A.030.
FindingsIntent1993 c 492: See notes following RCW 43.20.050.