WSR 97-10-034

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES

(Public Assistance)

[Filed April 30, 1997, 4:23 p.m.]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Amending WAC 388-507-0740 Special situations, to add situations when a client is eligible for Medicaid and is not eligible for temporary assistance to needy families (TANF).

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.04.050, 74.08.090, 74.09.500, 74.09.530.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Public Law 104-193 provides block grants to states to administer a program called TANF. Medicaid is not part of the block grant. Medicaid continues to be an entitlement program under Title XIX. Rules are needed to assure clients continue to be eligible under certain situations that differ from the block grant program.

Process for Developing New Rule: Rules will be drafted and circulated. Comments received will be reviewed and incorporated as appropriate.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Bobbe J. Andersen, Program Manager, Medical Assistance Administration, Mailstop 45530, P.O. Box 45530, Olympia, WA 98504-5530, phone (360) 753-0529, FAX (360) 753-7315, TDD 1-800-848-5429.

April 30, 1997

Merry A. Kogut, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

Legislature Code Reviser

Register

Washington State Code Reviser's Office