PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Medical Assistance Administration)
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 388-416-0020 Certification periods for noninstitutionalized medically needy (MN) program, 388-519-0100 Eligibility for the medically needy program, and 388-519-0110 Spenddown of excess income for the medically needy.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.057, 74.08.090, and 74.09.500.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Changing some of the wording to make the meaning of the rule - who is eligible and when eligibility starts - clearer and easier to understand.
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 Mary Beth Ingram, Program Manager, P.O. Box 45534, Olympia, WA 98504-5534, phone (360) 725-1327, fax (360) 664-0910, TTY 1-800-848-5429, e-mail email@example.com.
June 18, 2004
Brian H. Lindgren, Manager
Rules and Policies Assistance Unit