WSR 06-19-078

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Health and Recovery Services Administration)

[ Filed September 19, 2006, 9:53 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 388-424-0006 Citizenship and alien status -- Date of entry.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.057, 74.08.090, 74.09.500, and 74.09.530.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Current WAC describes certain groups of "qualified aliens" that are exempt from the five-year ban on the receipt of Medicaid, including "conditional entrants."

Conditional entrants are not supposed to be included in this group.

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, P.O. Box 45534, Olympia, WA 98504-5534, phone (360) 725-1330, fax (360) 664-0910, TTY 1-800-848-5429, e-mail scotsjk@dshs.wa.gov.

September 19, 2006

Andy Fernando, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

Washington State Code Reviser's Office