WSR 06-15-134

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Health and Recovery Services Administration)

[ Filed July 19, 2006, 10:56 a.m. , effective August 19, 2006 ]


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

Purpose: To add language to the rule that says pregnant women who are ineligible for Medicaid due to immigration status may receive prenatal medical care under the state children's health insurance program (SCHIP).

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 388-542-0010.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 74.08.090 and 74.09.050.

Other Authority: Title XXI of the Social Security Act.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 06-12-093 on June 6, 2006.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.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 14, 2006.

Andy Fernando, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

3772.1
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 04-16-064, filed 7/30/04, effective 8/30/04)

WAC 388-542-0010   Purpose and scope of SCHIP.   (1) The ((medical assistance administration (MAA))) department administers the state children's health insurance program (SCHIP) to provide access to:

(a) Medical care for children whose family income exceeds the limit for Medicaid eligibility but is not greater than two hundred fifty percent of the federal poverty level (FPL)((.)); and

(b) Prenatal care and medical services for a pregnant woman;

(i) Who is ineligible for Medicaid due to immigration status; and

(ii) Whose family income is at or below one hundred eighty-five percent FPL.

(2) SCHIP is authorized by Title XXI of the Social Security Act and by RCW 74.09.450.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.510, 74.09.522, 74.09.450, and 2004 c 276. 04-16-064, 388-542-0010, filed 7/30/04, effective 8/30/04.]

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