WSR 02-08-056

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Medical Assistance Administration)

[ Filed April 1, 2002, 3:17 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 388-478-0085 Medicare savings programs -- Monthly income and countable resource standards.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.057, 74.08.090, and 74.09.575.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: This WAC will be amended to incorporate the changes in income and resource standards based on the 2002 federal poverty level (FPL).

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: The department invites the interested public to review and provide input on the draft language of this rule. Draft material and information about how to participate may be obtained from the department representative listed below.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Patricia Armstrong, Program Manager, Medical Assistance Administration, P.O. Box 45534, Olympia, WA 98504-5534, phone (360) 725-1725, fax (360) 664-0910, e-mail armstpa@dshs.wa.gov, TDD 1-800-848-5429.

March 28, 2002

Margaret J. Partlow

for Brian H. Lindgren, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

Washington State Code Reviser's Office