SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)
Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
Purpose: The division of child support (DCS) seeks to clarify its rules regarding when a claim for child support starts as a result of the family receiving Medicaid or medical-only assistance.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 388-14A-1020 What definitions apply to the rules regarding child support enforcement?, 388-14A-2005 When does an application for public assistance automatically become an application for support enforcement services?, 388-14A-2025 What services does the division of child support provide for a nonassistance support enforcement case?, 388-14A-2035 Do I assign my rights to support when I receive public assistance?, 388-14A-2036 What does assigning my rights to support mean?, 388-14A-2040 Do I have to cooperate with the division of child support in establishing or enforcing child support?, and 388-14A-3350 Are there any limits on how much back support the division of child support can seek to establish?
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 74.20A.310.
Other Authority: 45 C.F.R. 302.31, 45 C.F.R. 302.33.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 05-21-103 on October 18, 2005.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 7, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 7, Repealed 0.
Date Adopted: January 11, 2006.
Andy Fernando, Manager
Rules and Policies Assistance Unit
Reviser's note: The material contained in this filing exceeded the page-count limitations of WAC 1-21-040 for appearance in this issue of the Register. It will appear in the 06-04 issue of the Register.