PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Disability Services Administration)
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 388-515-1505 Financial eligibility requirements for long-term care services under community options program entry system (COPES), new freedom, program of all-inclusive care for the elderly (PACE), Medicare/Medicaid integration project (MMIP) and Washington Medicaid integration partnership (WMIP).
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.057, 74.08.090, 74.09.500, 74.09.530; 2005 Federal Deficit Reduction Act (DRA) Public Law 109-171.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: DSHS will be adding language regarding the following:
|•||The deduction for medical and remedial care expenses that were incurred as a result of imposition of assets penalty period is limited to zero.|
|•||Supplemental security income (SSI) recipients are subject to transfer and resource requirements for long-term care services.|
Process for Developing New Rule: DSHS welcomes the public to take part in developing the rules. Anyone interested should contact the staff person identified below. At a later date, DSHS will file a proposal with the office of the code reviser with a notice of proposed rule making. A copy of the proposal will be sent to everyone on the mailing list and to anyone who requests a copy.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Lori Rolley, Aging and Disability Services Administration, P.O. Box 45600, Olympia, WA 98504-5600, phone (360) 725-2271, fax (360) 407-7582, e-mail Rollelj@dshs.wa.gov.
August 22, 2006
Andy Fernando, Manager
Rules and Policies Assistance Unit