WSR 05-05-079

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Medical Assistance Administration)

[ Filed February 15, 2005, 3:41 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 388-416-0015 Certification periods for categorically needy medical and state children's health insurance program (SCHIP) and 388-418-0011 What is a six-month report?

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.08.090 and 74.09.530.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The governor requested elimination of six-month reporting requirement for clients of children's and SCHIP (state children's health insurance program) medical programs and reinstatement of twelve-month eligibility reviews.

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 Wood, Program Manager, P.O. Box 45534, Olympia, WA 98504-5534, phone (360) 725-1329, fax (360) 664-0910, TTY 1-800-848-5429, e-mail woodme@dshs.wa.gov.

February 14, 2005

Andy Fernando, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

Washington State Code Reviser's Office