WSR 98-24-126

PROPOSED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES

(Medical Assistance Administration)

[Filed December 2, 1998, 11:17 a.m.]



Original Notice.

Exempt from preproposal statement of inquiry under RCW 34.05.310(4).

Title of Rule: WAC 388-513-1305 Maintenance standard--Alternate living, 388-513-1315 Eligibility determination--Institutional, 388-513-1320 Institutional status, 388-513-1330 Institutional--Available income, 388-513-1350 Institutional--Available resources, 388-513-1360 Resource exemptions, 388-513-1365 Transfer of assets, 388-513-1395 Institutional--Medically needy, 388-515-1510 Community alternatives program (CAP) and outward bound (OBRA), and 388-515-1530 Coordinated community AIDS services alternatives (CASA) program.

Purpose: This is a housekeeping action to correct outdated Washington Administrative Code (WAC) references. It does not include any policy changes.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.500.

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.500.

Summary: The recent major rewrite of financial and medical assistance eligibility rules, in which the rules were renumbered, rendered the Washington Administrative Code citations found in chapters 388-513 and 388-515 WAC as incorrect. These citations are being updated with the correct new WAC numbers.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: The current WAC cross references in chapters 388-513 and 388-515 WAC are incorrect.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: Stephen Kozak, Medical Assistance Administration, 617 8th Avenue S.E., Olympia, WA 98504, (360) 586-1034.

Name of Proponent: Department of Social and Health Services, governmental.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Explanation of Rule, its Purpose, and Anticipated Effects: This proposed rule updates WAC references, which were made obsolete by the major rewrite of financial and medical eligibility rules for public assistance clients, in chapters 388-513 and 388-515 WAC. People will be able to reference the correct WAC citations when reviewing the institutional medical rules in chapters 388-513 and 388-515 WAC.

Proposal Changes the Following Existing Rules: Updates certain WAC cross reference numbers, which changed when public assistance rules were renumbered under chapter 388-400 WAC series of chapters on September 1, 1998.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. Does not affect small businesses.

RCW 34.05.328 does not apply to this rule adoption. These rule changes do not meet the definition of a significant legislative rule.

Hearing Location: Lacey Government Center (behind Tokyo Bento Restaurant), 1009 College Street S.E., Room 104-B, Lacey, WA 98503, on January 26, 1999, at 10:00 a.m.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Paige Wall by January 15, 1998 [1999], phone (360) 902-7540, TTY (360) 902-8324, e-mail pwall@dshs.wa.gov.

Submit Written Comments to: Identify WAC Numbers, Paige Wall, Rules Coordinator, Rules and Policies Assistance Unit, P.O. Box 45850, Olympia, WA 98504-5850, fax (360) 902-8292, by January 26, 1999.

Date of Intended Adoption: January 27, 1999.

December 1, 1998

Marie Myerchin-Redifer, 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 99-01 issue of the Register.

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