PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Medical Assistance Administration)
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 388-475-0550 SSI-related medical -- All other excluded resources, 388-475-0700 SSI-related medical -- Income eligibility, 388-475-0800 SSI-related medical -- General income exclusions, 388-475-0820 SSI-related medical -- Child-related income exclusions, and 388-475-0860 SSI-related medical -- Income exclusions under federal statute or other state laws.
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: This amendment brings the state of Washington into compliance with changes made this year to the Social Security Act (Public Law 108-203).
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.
November 15, 2004
Brian H. Lindgren, Manager
Rules and Policies Assistance Unit