WSR 08-01-020

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Health and Recovery Services Administration)

[ Filed December 7, 2007, 4:01 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is amending WAC 388-450-0085 Does the department count all of my self-employment income to determine if I am eligible for benefits?

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

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department is amending these rules to remove barriers for medical assistance clients with self-employment income, which should result in more efficient program administration by department staff.

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 Colleen Clifford, HRSA Program Manager, P.O. Box 45534, Olympia, WA 98504-5534, phone (360) 725-2075, fax (360) 664-0910, TTY 1-800-848-5429, e-mail cliffcj@dshs.wa.gov.

December 7, 2007

Stephanie E. Schiller

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office