WSR 05-15-080

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Medical Assistance Administration)

[ Filed July 14, 2005, 4:24 p.m. , effective August 14, 2005 ]


Purpose: This WAC revision is necessary to make technical corrections to add language to clarify that an unborn child is counted as a household member when determining program eligibility for medical programs for a family, child, and for a pregnant woman.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 388-478-0065.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.057, 74.08.090, and 74.09.530.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 05-11-075 on May 17, 2005.

Changes Other than Editing from Proposed to Adopted Version: DSHS removed the program indicators from (3)(a), (b), and (c). This change is slightly more inclusive and meets the intent of the department. The use of the CN and MN program designators precluded SCHIP and the children's health program from this rule.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: July 8, 2005.

Andy Fernando, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

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AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 01-18-056, filed 8/30/01, effective 9/30/01)

WAC 388-478-0065   ((Categorically needy)) Income ((level (CNIL))) and resource standards for ((families)) family medical programs.   (1) The categorically needy income level (CNIL) standard for family medical is the same as the grant payment standards for the TANF cash program as stated in WAC 388-478-0020.

(2) The countable resource standards for family medical are the same as those of the TANF/SFA cash program as stated in WAC 388-470-0005.

(3) ((For all medical programs an)) Each unborn child is counted as a household member when determining household size for:

(a) Family medical;

(b) Pregnancy medical; and

(c) Children's medical.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090, 74.04.050, 74.04.057, 74.09.530, and Section 673(2) (42 U.S.C. 9902(2)). 01-18-056, 388-478-0065, filed 8/30/01, effective 9/30/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057 and 74.08.090. 98-16-044, 388-478-0065, filed 7/31/98, effective 9/1/98. Formerly WAC 388-507-0710 and 388-508-0820.]

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