WSR 03-04-085

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Medical Assistance Administration)

[ Filed February 3, 2003, 1:40 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Medical extension benefits, WAC 388-523-0120.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.08.090.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Delete references to unearned income. The department will use only earned income to establish premiums in the second six months of the medical extension certification period.

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

Process for Developing New Rule: The department invites the interested public to review and provide input on the draft language of this rule. Draft material and information about how to participate may be obtained from the department representative listed below. The department will distribute draft material for an internal and external review process. All comments are taken into consideration before issuance of the final rule.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Joanie Scotson, Program Manager, P.O. Box 45534, Olympia, WA 98504-5534, phone (360) 725-1330, e-mail scotsjk@dshs.wa.gov, fax (360) 586-0910, TDD 1-800-848-5429.

January 31, 2003

Bonita H. Jacques

for Brian H. Lindgren, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

Legislature Code Reviser 

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Washington State Code Reviser's Office