WSR 07-11-098

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Health and Recovery Services Administration)

[ Filed May 16, 2007, 10:23 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 388-408-0055 Medical assistance units, 388-416-0015 Certification periods, 388-418-0005 How will I know what changes I must report?, 388-418-0025 Effect of changes, 388-450-0210 Countable income for medical, 388-476-0005 Social Security number requirements, 388-478-0075 Medical income standards based on the federal poverty level (FPL), 388-505-0210 Children's medical eligibility, 388-505-0211 Premium requirements for SCHIP children, 388-542-0010 Purpose and scope of SCHIP, 388-542-0020 Other rules for SCHIP, 388-542-0050 SCHIP definitions, and 388-542-0300 Waiting period for SCHIP.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.057, 74.08.090, 74.09.530, and 74.09.700; 2SSB 5093 (chapter 5, Laws of 2007).

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: To comply with the provisions of 2SSB 5093, signed into law by the governor on March 13, 2007, authorizing medical assistance coverage for all children living in households with income at or below 250% of the federal poverty level (FPL).

During the course of this review, the department may identify additional changes that are required in order to improve clarity or to update policy.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

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. 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 Kevin Cornell, Program Manager, P.O. Box 45534, Olympia, WA 98504-5534, phone (360)725-1423, fax (360) 664-0910, TTY 1-800-848-5429, e-mail corneke@dshs.wa.gov.

May 14, 2007

Stephanie E. Schiller

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office