WSR 07-14-012

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

HEALTH CARE AUTHORITY


(Basic Health)

[ Order 07-04 -- Filed June 22, 2007, 9:56 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Subsidized enrollment eligibility and premium calculation for foster parents licensed under chapter 74.15 RCW.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 70.47.020 and 70.47.060 and chapter 259, Laws of 2007.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Chapter 259, Laws of 2007, adds foster parents licensed under chapter 74.15 RCW with incomes up to 300% of the federal poverty level as adjusted for family size and determined annually by the federal Department of Health and Human Services, to the definition of "subsidized enrollee" for purposes of basic health eligibility and premium calculation. Basic health must revise its rules consistent with these requirements.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: No other state or federal agency regulates this subject or process.

Process for Developing New Rule: Stakeholder mailings and public hearing.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Bob Longhorn, P.O. Box 42686, Olympia, WA 98504-2686, phone (360) 412-4327, fax (360) 923-2605, e-mail robert.longhorn@hca.wa.gov.

June 22, 2007

Jason Siems

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office