WSR 97-15-025

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES

(Public Assistance)

[Filed July 8, 1997, 4:37 p.m.]

Date of Adoption: July 8, 1997.

Purpose: Comply with federal requirements concerning the residence status of an institutionalized person. Corrects cross reference.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 388-505-0510 and 388-513-1320.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.057, 74.08.090.

Other Authority: 42 CFR 435.403 (j)(2).

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 97-11-082 on May 21, 1997.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, amended 2, repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, amended 2, repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

July 8, 1997

Merry A. Kogut, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending Order 3732, filed 5/3/94, effective 6/3/94)

WAC 388-505-0510 Residence. (1) A client receiving medical care program benefits other than medically indigent shall be a resident of the state of Washington. A client need not be a resident of the county in which medical care is obtained.

(2) The department shall consider a client a resident if the client:

(a) Intends to remain permanently or for an indefinite period in the state; or

(b) Enters the state with a job commitment or seeks employment, whether the client is or is not currently employed.

(3) The department shall not consider a person temporarily entering the state, for the sole purpose of obtaining medical care, as a resident. For an institutionalized person, refer to WAC 388-513-1320(4).

(4) The department shall consider a client's residence the state:

(a) Making a state supplemental security income (SSI) supplementary payment; or

(b) Making federal payments for foster or adoption assistance under Title IV-E of the Social Security Act; or

(c) Of residence of the parent or legal guardian, if one has been appointed, for an institutionalized minor child; or

(d) Of residence of the parent or legal guardian, if one has been appointed, for an institutionalized client twenty-one years of age or older who became incapable of determining residential intent before twenty-one years of age; or

(e) Where a client is residing if the person becomes incapable before twenty-one years of age; or

(f) Making a placement in an out-of-state institution.

(5) The department shall determine the state of residence of a noninstitutionalized child, unless married or emancipated, following the rules under chapter 388-215 WAC.

(6) The department shall ensure married or emancipated minor children follow the rules of subsections (1), (2), (3) and (4) of this section.

(7) When two or more states cannot agree which state is the client's state of residence, the department shall require the state in which the client is physically located to be the state of residence.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090. 94-10-065 (Order 3732), 388-505-0510, filed 5/3/94, effective 6/3/94. Formerly WAC 388-83-025.]

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending Order 3980, filed 5/10/96, effective 6/10/96 WAC 388-513-1320 Institutional status. (1) The department shall find that a person has achieved institutional status when the person is residing or expected to reside in a Medicaid-certified medical facility for a period of at least:

(a) Ninety consecutive days for an AFDC-related child seventeen years of age or younger in residential mental health or chemical dependency/substance abuse treatment; or

(b) Thirty consecutive days for an SSI-related person and AFDC-related persons other than as described under subsection (1)(a) of this section.

(2) The department shall consider a person receiving waivered program services or hospice services to have achieved institutional status.

(3) The department shall make medical assistance available to an otherwise eligible person who has achieved institutional status as described under subsection (1) or (2) of this section.

(4) The department shall not deny Medicaid eligibility to a person in a nursing facility:

(a) On the grounds that the person did not establish residence in this state before entering the nursing facility; and

(b) When the person meets residency requirements described under chapter 388-505 WAC at the time the person applies for medical assistance.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090. 96-11-072 (Order 3980), 388-513-1320, filed 5/10/96, effective 6/10/96; 94-10-065 (Order 3732), 388-513-1320, filed 5/3/94, effective 6/3/94.]

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