PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Medical Assistance Administration)
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 388-478-0065 Income and resource standards for families.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.057, 74.08.090, and 74.09.530.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Technical correction. Add language to confirm that an unborn child is counted as a household member when determining medical (categorically needy or medically needy) program eligibility for families, pregnant women and children.
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 Joanie Scotson, Program Manager, P.O. Box 45534, Olympia, WA 98504-5534, phone (360) 725-1330, fax (360) 664-0910, TTY 1-800-848-5429, e-mail email@example.com.
October 15, 2004
Brian H. Lindgren, Manager
Rules and Policies Assistance Unit