WSR 04-03-006

PERMANENT RULES

HEALTH CARE AUTHORITY


[ Order 03-03 -- Filed January 8, 2004, 12:55 p.m. ]


Date Adopted: January 8, 2004.

Purpose: To modify funding limitation methodology that will allow services to be delivered pursuant to chapter 25, Laws of 2003, E1.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 182-20-400.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 41.05.220.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 03-24-110 on December 3, 2003.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

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

January 8, 2004

Melodie Bankers

Rules Coordinator

OTS-6714.3


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 00-06, filed 2/7/01, effective 3/10/01)

WAC 182-20-400   Limitations on awards.   Specific to the medical, dental, and migrant base as referenced in WAC 182-20-200 (1)(b), (2)(b), and (3)(b):

Starting July 1, 1997:

(1) Any approved contractor shall initially receive funding based on no more than a ratio of one hundred twenty-five percent of that contractor's previous year's initial allotment.

(2) Any approved contractor shall initially receive funding based on no less than a ratio of seventy-five percent of that contractor's previous year's initial allotment. In the event that funding is inadequate to provide seventy-five percent, criteria shall be established to equitably allocate the available funds.

(3) Funds in excess of the initial allocation shall be distributed in a supplemental allotment pursuant to WAC 182-20-200.

Starting July 1, 2004:

(4) Funds distributed pursuant to WAC 182-20-200 (1)(b)(i)(A) and (2)(b)(i)(A), the forty percent base, shall be limited to no more than $30,000.

Funds distributed in excess of the $30,000 limitation shall be added to the appropriate medical formulae in WAC 182-20-200 (1)(b)(i)(B) and (C), or dental formulae in WAC 182-20-200 (2)(b)(i)(B) and (C), productivity portions of the funding formulae.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 41.05.160. 01-04-080 (Order 00-06), 182-20-400, filed 2/7/01, effective 3/10/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.040. 95-12-010, 182-20-400, filed 5/26/95, effective 6/26/95.]