WSR 03-08-082

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Medical Assistance Administration)

[ Filed April 1, 2003, 4:43 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 388-513-1350 Defining the maximum amount of resources allowed and determining resources availability for long-term care (LTC) services and 388-513-1380 Determining a client's participation in the cost of care for long-term care (LTC) services.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.057, 74.08.090, and 74.09.500.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: To permanently adopt federal standard increases that are effective April 1, 2003. The standard increases are currently adopted under an emergency rule filing. See 42 U.S.C. 1396r-5.

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.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Mary Beth Ingram, Program Manager, P.O. Box 45534, Olympia, WA 98504-5534, phone (360) 725-1327, e-mail ingramb@dshs.wa.gov, fax (360) 664-0910, TDD 1-800-848-5429.

March 27, 2003

Brian H. Lindgren, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

Legislature Code Reviser 

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Washington State Code Reviser's Office