WSR 04-15-012

EXPEDITED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Medical Assistance Administration)

[ Filed July 8, 2004, 2:43 p.m. ]

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Repealing WAC 388-519-0120 Spenddown -- Medically indigent program.

NOTICE

THIS RULE IS BEING PROPOSED UNDER AN EXPEDITED RULE-MAKING PROCESS THAT WILL ELIMINATE THE NEED FOR THE AGENCY TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARINGS, PREPARE A SMALL BUSINESS ECONOMIC IMPACT STATEMENT, OR PROVIDE RESPONSES TO THE CRITERIA FOR A SIGNIFICANT LEGISLATIVE RULE. IF YOU OBJECT TO THIS USE OF THE EXPEDITED RULE-MAKING PROCESS, YOU MUST EXPRESS YOUR OBJECTIONS IN WRITING AND THEY MUST BE SENT TO Rules Coordinator, Department of Social and Health Services, P.O. Box 45850, Olympia, WA 98504-5850 , AND RECEIVED BY 5:00 p.m., September 20, 2004.


Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The department is repealing this rule because the medically indigent program was eliminated by the legislature in the 2003-05 state operating budget (chapter 25, Laws of 2003 1st sp.s.).

Reasons Supporting Proposal: Repealing this rule, which supports a program that no longer exists, will eliminate the potential for confusion and misunderstanding.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 74.08.090.

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 74.08.090, chapter 25, Laws of 2003 1st sp.s.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Name of Proponent: Department of Social and Health Services, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: Wendy Forslin, P.O. Box 45534, Olympia, WA 98504-5534, (360) 725-1343.

July 1, 2004

Brian H. Lindgren, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

3427.1
REPEALER

     The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
WAC 388-519-0120 Spenddown--Medically indigent program.

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