WSR 12-09-091

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

HEALTH CARE AUTHORITY


(Medicaid Program)

[ Filed April 18, 2012, 11:10 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 182-507-0130 Refugee medical assistance (RMA), 182-507-0135 Immigration status requirement for refugee assistance, 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: With the passage of ESSHB [2E2SHB] 1738, the responsibility for refugee medical assistance (RMA) was transferred to the health care authority (HCA). HCA is now recodifying the rules for RMA under TITLE 182 WAC.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: 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, 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.

April 18, 2012

Kevin M. Sullivan

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office