PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Disability Services Administration)
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 388-827 WAC, State supplementary payment program.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 71A.12.030, 71A.10.020.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The purpose of these rules is to expand the population eligible to receive the state supplementary payment (SSP) administered by the Division of Developmental Disabilities to include supplemental security income (SSI) recipients who are under age 18 at the time of their initial comprehensive assessment and reporting evaluation (CARE) assessment and received Medicaid personal care between September 2003 and August 2004.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: The federal Social Security Administration (SSA) is responsible for approval of plans for states that administer the state supplementary payment program. The state has requested approval from SSA to expand the SSP eligible population.
Process for Developing New Rule: The department welcomes public participation in the development of these rules. At a later date, the department will publish proposed rules for public comment, and a public hearing will be held before the rules are adopted as permanent. 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 Steve Brink, DSHS, Division of Developmental Disabilities, P.O. Box 45310, Olympia, WA 98504-5310, phone (360) 725-3416, fax (360) 407-0955, e-mail BRINKSC@DSHS.WA.GOV.
November 29, 2004
Brian H. Lindgren, Manager
Rules and Policies Assistance Unit