WSR 12-05-117

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

HEALTH CARE AUTHORITY


(Medicaid Program)

[ Filed February 22, 2012, 10:33 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 182-519-0050 Monthly income and countable resource standards for medically needy (MN), 388-519-0100 Eligibility for the medically needy program, and possibly other related WAC sections.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 41.05.021.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The web link cited in WAC 182-519-0050 which connects the reader to the medically needy income level (MNIL) standards is obsolete. The agency plans to replace the web link with a chart of the MNIL and reference to the annually updated federal benefit rate.

Process for Developing New Rule: The health care authority (HCA) welcomes the public to take part in developing the rules. Anyone interested should contact the staff person identified below. At a later date, HCA will file a notice of proposed rule making (CR-102) with the office of the code reviser. A copy of the proposal will be sent to everyone on the mailing list and to anyone who requests a copy.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Kevin Sullivan, Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 45504, Olympia, WA 98504-5504, phone (360) 725-1344, fax (360) 586-9727, TTY 1-800-848-5429, e-mail Kevin.Sullivan@hca.wa.gov.

February 22, 2012

Kevin M. Sullivan

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office