WSR 04-02-056

PROPOSED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Medical Assistance Administration)

[ Filed January 6, 2004, 12:13 p.m. ]

Continuance of WSR 03-24-102.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 03-15-049.

Title of Rule: WAC 388-513-1350, Defining the resource standard and determining available resources for long-term care (LTC) services and 388-513-1380, determining a client's participation in cost of long-term care (LTC) services.

Purpose: As mandated by ESHB 2257, adopted in the 2003 legislative session, the department is reducing the maximum resource allocation for a community spouse from $90,660 to $40,000 for clients institutionalized on or after August 1, 2003; and to permanently adopt the federal standard increases that have been in effect since January 1, 2003, and April 1, 2003.

Other Identifying Information: Due to severe snow conditions, the scheduled January 6, 2004, public hearing on this proposed rule is continued to 10:00 a.m., January 27, 2004. The written comment deadline is continued to 5:00 p.m., January 27, 2004. See below for the hearing location and written comment information.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: Mary Lou Percival, Aging and Disabilities Administration, P.O. Box 45600, Olympia, 98504-5600, (360) 725-2318.

Name of Proponent: , governmental.

Hearing Location: Lacey Government Center, Room 104-B, 1009 College Street, Lacey, WA 98503 (public parking behind Sakura Japanese Cuisine Restaurant), on January 27, 2004, at 10:00 a.m.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Andy Fernando, DSHS Rules Coordinator, by January 23, 2004, phone (360) 664-6094, TTY (360) 664-6178, e-mail fernnax@dshs.wa.gov [fernaax@dshs.wa.gov].

Submit Written Comments to: Identify WAC Numbers, DSHS Rules Coordinator, Rules and Policies Assistance Unit, mail to P.O. Box 45850, Olympia, WA 98504-5850, deliver to 4500 10th Avenue S.E., Lacey, WA, fax (360) 664-6185, e-mail fernaax@dshs.wa.gov, by 5:00 p.m., January 27, 2004.

Date of Intended Adoption: Not earlier than January 28, 2004.

January 6, 2004

Susan Bush

for Brian H. Lindgren, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

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